In Ñspel: GOBLIN MARKET, by Christina Rossetti

GOBLINMARCIT

Cṛstīna R’zeti

Mornñ n īvnñ
Meidz hŕd ɖ goblinz crî:
“Cm bai ǎr orć̣dfrūts,
Cm bai, cm bai:
Aplz n qinsz,
Lemnz n oṛnjz,
Plump unpect ćeriz,
Meḷnz n razḅriz,
Blūm-dǎn-ćīct pīćz,
Swart-hedd mulḅriz,
Wîld fri-born cranḅriz,
Crab-aplz, dȳḅriz,
Pîn-aplz, blacḅriz,
Epṛcóts, strwḅriz;—
Ol rîp tgɖr
In sumrweɖr,—
Mornz ɖt pas bî,
Fer īvz ɖt flî;
Cm bai, cm bai:
Ǎr greps freś fṛm ɖ vîn,
Poṃgranits fl n fîn,
Dets n śarp bŭḷsz,
Rer pérz n grīngejz,
Damznz n bilḅriz,
Test ɖm n trî:
Cúṛnts n gūzḅriz,
Brît fîrlîc barḅriz,
Figz t fil yr mǎʈ,
Sitṛnz fṛm ɖ Sǎʈ,
Swīt t tuñ n sǎnd t î;
Cm bai, cm bai.”

Īvnñ bî īvnñ
Amñ ɖ brŭcsîd ruśz,
Lora baud hr hed t hír,
Lizi veild hr bluśz:
Crǎćñ clos tgɖr
In ɖ cūlñ weɖr,
Wɖ claspñ armz n cōṣ́nñ lips,
Wɖ tnġlñ ćīcs n fngrtips.
“Lî clos,” Lora sd,
Pricñ p hr goldn hed:
“W mst nt lc at goblinmen,
W mst nt bai ɖer frūts:
Hu nz upn ẃt sôl ɖe féd
Ɖer hungri ʈrsti rūts?”
“Cm bai,” cōl ɖ goblinz
Hoḅlñ dǎn ɖ glen.

“Ǒ,” craid Lizi, “Lora, Lora,
Y śd nt pīp at goblinmen.”
Lizi cuvrd p hr îz,
Cuvrd clos lest ɖe śd lc;
Lora rird hr glosi hed,
N ẃisprd lîc ɖ restlis brŭc:
“Lc, Lizi, lc, Lizi,
Dǎn ɖ glen tramp litl men.
Wn hōlz a bascit,
Wn berz a plet,
Wn lugz a goldn diś
V mni pǎndz weit.
Hǎ fer ɖ vîn mst gro
Huz greps r so luśs;
Hǎ worm ɖ wind mst blo
Ʈru ɖoz frūt-bśz.”
“No,” sd Lizi, “No, no, no;
Ɖer ofrz śd nt ćarm s,
Ɖer īvl giſts wd harm s.”
Ś ʈrust a dimpld fngr
In ć ir, śut îz n ran:
Krịs Lora ćouz t lingr
Wunḍrñ at ć mrćntman.
Wn hd a cat’s fes,
Wn ẃisct a teil,
Wn tramt at a rat’s pes,
Wn crōld lîc a snel,
Wn lîc a wombat prǎld obtys n fŕi,
Wn lîc a rêtl tumbld huri-scuri.
Ś hŕd a vôs lîc vôs v duvz
Cuwñ ol tgɖr:
Ɖe sǎndd cînd n fl v luvz
In ɖ pleznt weɖr.

Lora strećt hr glīmñ nec
Lîc a ruś-imbedd swon,
Lîc a lili fṛm ɖ béc,
Lîc a mūnlit popḷrbranć,
Lîc a vesl at ɖ lōnć
Ẃn its last rstrent z gn.

Bcwdz p ɖ mosi glen
Trnd n trūpt ɖ goblin men,
Wɖ ɖer śril rpitd crî,
“Cm bai, cm bai.”
Ẃn ɖe rīćt ẃr Lora wz
Ɖe std stoc stil upn ɖ mos,
Lirñ at ć uɖr,
Bruɖr wɖ qir bruɖr;
Sigṇlñ ć uɖr,
Bruɖr wɖ slî bruɖr.
Wn set hiz bascit dǎn,
Wn rird hiz plet;
Wn bgan t wīv a crǎn
V tndṛlz, līvz, n ruf nuts brǎn
(Men sel nt sć in eni tǎn);
Wn hīvd ɖ goldn weit
V diś n frūt t ofr hr:
“Cm bai, cm bai,” wz stl ɖer crî.
Lora stérd bt dd nt str,
Loñd bt hd no muni:
Ɖ ẃisc-teild mrćnt bád hr test
In tonz az smuɖ az huni,
Ɖ cat-fest prd,
Ɖ rat-fest spouc a wrd
V welcm, n ɖ snel-pêst īvn wz hŕd;
Wn paṛt-vôst n joli
Craid “Priti Goblin” stl fr “Priti Poli;”—
Wn ẃisld lîc a brd.

Bt swīt-tuʈ Lora spouc in hest:
“Gd foc, I hv no côn;
T tec wr t prlôn:
I hv no copr in mî prs,
I hv no silvr îɖr,
N ol mî gold z on ɖ frz
Ɖt śecs in windi weɖr
Abv ɖ rusti heɖr.”
“Y hv mć gold upn yr hed,”
Ɖe ansrd ol tgɖr:
“Bai fṛm s wɖ a goldn crl.”
Ś clipt a preśs goldn loc,
Ś dropt a tir mor rer ɖn prl,
Ɖen suct ɖer frūtglobz fer or red:
Swītr ɖn huni fṛm ɖ roc,
Strongr ɖn man-rjôsñ wîn,
Clirr ɖn wōtr floud ɖt jūs;
Ś nvr testd sć bfr,
Hǎ śd it clô wɖ leñʈ v ys?
Ś suct n suct n suct ɖ mor
Frūts ẃć ɖt uņoun orć̣d bòr;
Ś suct untl hr lips wr sor;
Ɖen fluñ ɖ emtid rîndz awe
Bt gaɖrd p wn crṇlston,
N ń nt wz it nît or de
Az ś trnd hom alon.

Lizi met hr at ɖ get
Fl v wîz upbrêdñz:
“Dir, y śd nt ste so lêt,
Twîlît z nt gd fr meidnz;
Śd nt lôtr in ɖ glen
In ɖ hōnts v goblinmen.
D y nt rmembr Jīni,
Hǎ ś met ɖm in ɖ mūnlît,
Tc ɖer giſts bʈ ćôs n mni,
Ét ɖer frūts n wòr ɖer flǎrz
Pluct fṛm bǎrz
Ẃr sumr rîpnz at ol aurz?
Bt evr in ɖ nūnlît
Ś pînd n pînd awe;
Sòt ɖm bî nît n de,
Faund ɖm no mor, bt dwindld n grù gre;
Ɖen fél wɖ ɖ frst sno,
Ẃl t ɖs de no gras wl gro
Ẃr ś lîz lo:
I plantd deiziz ɖr a yir ago
Ɖt nvr blo.
Y śd nt lôtr so.”
“Nê, huś,” sd Lora:
“Nê, huś, mî sistr:
I ét n ét mî fil,
Yt mî mǎʈ wōtrz stl;
Tmoro nît I wl
Bai mor;” n cist hr:
“Hv dn wɖ soro;
I’l brñ y plumz tmoro
Freś on ɖer muɖrtwigz,
Ćeriz wrʈ gtñ;
Y canot ʈnc ẃt figz
Mî tīʈ hv met in,
Ẃt meḷnz îsi-cold
Pîld on a diś v gold
Tù hyj fr m t hold,
Ẃt pīćz wɖ a velvit nap,
P’lūsid greps wɖt wn sīd:
Odṛs indd mst b ɖ mīd
Ẃr-on ɖe gro, n pyr ɖ wev ɖe drinc
Wɖ liliz at ɖ brinc,
N śŭgr-swīt ɖer sap.”

Goldn hed bî goldn hed,
Lîc tū pijinz in wn nst
Foldd in ć uɖr’z wñz,
Ɖe le dǎn in ɖer crtnd bed:
Lîc tū blosmz on wn stem,
Lîc tū flecs v ny-fōḷn sno,
Lîc tū wondz v îṿri
Tipt wɖ gold fr ōfl cñz.
Mūn n starz gezd in at ɖm,
Wind sañ t ɖm luḷbî,
Lumḅrñ ǎlz forbòr t flî,
Nt a bat flapt t n fro
Rnd ɖer rest:
Ćīc t ćīc n brest t brest
Loct tgɖr in wn nst.

Rli in ɖ mornñ
Ẃn ɖ frst coc croud hiz wornñ,
Nīt lîc bìz, az swīt n bizi,
Lora rouz wɖ Lizi:
Fećt in huni, milct ɖ cǎz,
Erd n set t rîts ɖ hǎs,
Nȉdd cecs v ẃîtist ẃīt,
Cecs fr denti mǎɖz t īt,
Nxt ćrnd butr, ẃipt p crīm,
Féd ɖer poltri, sat n soud;
Tōct az modist meidnz śd:
Lizi wɖ an opn hart,
Lora in an absnt drīm,
Wn cntnt, wn sic in part;
Wn worḅlñ fr ɖ mir brît de’z dlît,
Wn loññ fr ɖ nît.

At leñʈ slo īvnñ cem:
Ɖe wnt wɖ pićrz t ɖ rìdi brŭc;
Lizi most plasid in hr lc,
Lora most lîc a līpñ flem.
Ɖe drù ɖ grġlñ wōtr fṛm its dīp;
Lizi pluct prpl n rić goldn flagz,
Ɖen trnñ homẉd sd: “Ɖ súnset fluśz
Ɖoz frɖist loſtiist cragz;
Cm, Lora, nt anɖr meidn lagz.
No wilfl sqiṛl wagz,
Ɖ bīsts n brdz r fast aslip.”
Bt Lora lôtrd stl amñ ɖ ruśz
N sd ɖ banc wz stīp.

N sd ɖ aur wz rli stl
Ɖ dȳ nt fōḷn, ɖ wind nt ćil;
Liṣnñ evr, bt nt caćñ
Ɖ custmri crî,
“Cm bai, cm bai,”
Wɖ its iṭretd jngl
V śŭgr-bêtd wrdz:
Nt fr ol hr woćñ
Wns dsrnñ īvn wn goblin
Rêsñ, ẃiscñ, tumḅlñ, hoḅlñ;
Let alon ɖ hŕdz
Ɖt yst t tramp alñ ɖ glen,
In grūps or sngl,
V brisc frūtmrćnt men.

Tl Lizi rjd, “O Lora, cm;
I hír ɖ frūtcōl bt I der nt lc:
Y śd nt lôtr longr at ɖs brŭc:
Cm wɖ m hom.
Ɖ starz rîz, ɖ mūn bndz hr arc,
Ć glǒwrm wncs hr sparc,
Let s gt hom bfr ɖ nît groz darc:
Fr clǎdz me gaɖr
Ɖo ɖs z sumrweɖr,
Pt ǎt ɖ lîts n drenć s ʈru;
Ɖen f w lost ǎr we ẃt śd w d?”

Lora trnd cold az ston
T fînd hr sistr hŕd ɖt crî alon,
Ɖt goblin crî,
“Cm bai ǎr frūts, cm bai.”
Mst ś ɖen bai no mor sć denti frūt?
Mst ś no mor sć suc̣s pasćr fînd,
Gn def n blînd?
Hr tri v lîf drūpt fṛm ɖ rūt:
Ś sd nt wn wrd in hr hart’s sor ec;
Bt pirñ ʈru ɖ dimnis, nòt dsrnñ,
Trujd hom, hr pićr dripñ ol ɖ we;
So crept t bed, n le
Sîḷnt tl Lizi slept;
Ɖen sat p in a paśṇt yrnñ,
N náśt hr tīʈ fr bōlct dzîr, n wept
Az f hr hart wd brec.

De aſtr de, nît aſtr nît,
Lora cept woć in ven
In suḷn sîḷns v xidñ pen.
Ś nvr còt agn ɖ goblincrî:
“Cm bai, cm bai;”—
Ś nvr spaid ɖ goblinmen
Hōcñ ɖer frūts alñ ɖ glen:
Bt ẃn ɖ nūn waxt brît
Hr her grù ʈin n gre;
Ś dwindld, az ɖ fer fl mūn duʈ trn
T swiſt dce n brn
Hr fîr awe.

Wn de rmemḅrñ hr crṇlston
Ś set it bî a wōl ɖt fest ɖ sǎʈ;
Dȳd it wɖ tirz, hopt fr a rūt,
Woćt fr a waxñ śūt,
Bt ɖr cem nn;
It nvr sw ɖ sún,
It nvr flt ɖ tric̣lñ môsćr run:
Ẃl wɖ sunc îz n fedd mǎʈ
Ś dremt v meḷnz, az a travlr siz
Fōls wevz in deẓtdrǎʈ
Wɖ śêd v līf-crǎnd triz,
N brnz ɖ ʈrstịr in ɖ sandfl brīz.

Ś no mor swept ɖ hǎs,
Tndd ɖ faulz or cǎz,
Fećt huni, nȉdd cecs v ẃīt,
Bròt wōtr fṛm ɖ brŭc:
Bt sat dǎn listlis in ɖ ćimni-nc
N wd nt īt.

Tndr Lizi cd nt ber
T woć hr sistr’z cancṛs cer
Yt nt t śer.
Ś nît n mornñ
Còt ɖ goblinz’ crî:
“Cm bai ǎr orć̣dfrūts,
Cm bai, cm bai;”—
Bsd ɖ brŭc, alñ ɖ glen,
Ś hŕd ɖ tramp v goblinmen,
Ɖ yoc n str
Pur Lora cd nt hír;
Loñd t bai frūt t cumf̣t hr,
Bt fird t pe tù dir.
Ś ʈt v Jīni in hr grev,
Hu śd hv bn a brîd;
Bt hu fr jôz brîdz hop t hv
Fél sic n daid
In hr ge prîm,
In rliist wintrtîm
Wɖ ɖ frst glezñ raim,
Wɖ ɖ frst snǒfōl v crisp wintrtîm.

Tl Lora dwindlñ
Sīmd nocñ at Deʈ’z dor:
Ɖen Lizi weid no mor
Betr n wrs;
Bt pt a silvr peni in hr prs,
Cist Lora, crost ɖ hīʈ wɖ clumps v frz
At twîlît, hōltd bî ɖ brŭc:
N fr ɖ frst tîm in hr lîf
Bgan t lisn n lc.

Laft evri goblin
Ẃn ɖe spaid hr pīpñ:
Cem twdz hr hoḅlñ,
Flayñ, runñ, līpñ,
Pufñ n blowñ,
Ćuc̣lñ, clapñ, crowñ,
Clucñ n goḅlñ,
Mopñ n mowñ,
Fl v erz n gresz,
Pŭlñ rai fesz,
Dḿr griṃsz,
Catlîc n ratlîc,
Rêtl- n wombatlîc,
Snel-pêst in a huri,
Paṛt-vôst n ẃislr,
Heltr-sceltr, huri scuri,
Ćaṭrñ lîc magpîz,
Fluṭrñ lîc pijinz,
Glîdñ lîc fiśz,—
Hugd hr n cist hr:
Squizd n c’rest hr:
Strećt p ɖer diśz,
Pańrz, n plets:
“Lc at ǎr aplz
Rusit n dun,
Bob at ǎr ćeriz,
Bît at ǎr pīćz,
Sitṛnz n dets,
Greps fr ɖ ascñ,
Pérz red wɖ bascñ
Ǎt in ɖ sún,
Plumz on ɖer twigz;
Pluc ɖm n suc ɖm,
Poṃgranits, figz.”—

“Gd foc,” sd Lizi,
Mîndfl v Jīni:
“Gv m mć n mni”: —
Hld ǎt hr epṛn,
Tóst ɖm hr peni.
“Nê, tec a sīt wɖ s,
Onr n īt wɖ s,”
Ɖe ansrd grinñ:
“Ǎr fīst z bt bginñ.
Nît yt z rli,
Worm n dȳ-prli,
Wecfl n stari:
Sć frūts az ɖz
No man cn cari:
Haf ɖer blūm wd flî,
Haf ɖer dȳ wd drî,
Haf ɖer flevr wd pas bî.
Sit dǎn n fīst wɖ s,
B welcm gest wɖ s,
Ćir y n rest wɖ s.”—
“Ʈanc y,” sd Lizi: “Bt wn wêts
At hom alon fr m:
So wɖt frɖr parliyñ,
F y wl nt sel m eni
V yr frūts ɖo mć n mni,
Gv m bac mî silvr peni
I tóst y fr a fi.”—
Ɖe bgan t scrać ɖer pêts,
No longr wagñ, pŕñ,
Bt viẓbli dḿrñ,
Gruntñ n snarlñ.
Wn cōld hr prǎd,
Cros-grend, unsivl;
Ɖer tonz waxt lǎd,
Ɖer lcs wr īvl.
Laśñ ɖer teilz
Ɖe trod n husld hr,
Elboud n josld hr,
Clòd wɖ ɖer nêlz,
Barcñ, ḿwñ, hisñ, mocñ,
Tòr hr gǎn n sôld hr stocñ,
Twićt hr her ǎt bî ɖ rūts,
Stamt upn hr tndr fīt,
Hld hr handz n sqizd ɖer frūts
Agnst hr mǎʈ t mc hr īt.

Ẃît n goldn Lizi std,
Lîc a lili in a flud,—
Lîc a roc v blu-veind ston
Laśt bî tîdz obstrepṛsli,—
Lîc a bīcn leſt alon
In a hōri rorñ sì,
Sndñ p a goldn fîr,—
Lîc a frūt-crǎnd orinjtrī
Ẃît wɖ blosmz huni-swīt
Sor bset bî wosp n bì,—
Lîc a royl vrjin tǎn
Topt wɖ gíldd dom n spîr
Clos b’līgrd bî a flīt
Mad t tug hr standd dǎn.

Wn me līd a hors t wōtr,
Twenti canot mc him drinc.
Ɖo ɖ goblinz cuft n còt hr,
Cǒxt n fòt hr,
Bŭlid n bsōt hr,
Scraćt hr, pinćt hr blac az ñc,
Cict n noct hr,
Mōld n moct hr,
Lizi utrd nt a wrd;
Wd nt opn lip fṛm lip
Lest ɖe śd cram a mǎʈfl in:
Bt laft in hart t fīl ɖ drip
V jūs ɖt siṛpt ol hr fes,
N lojd in dimplz v hr ćin,
N strīct hr nec ẃć qect lîc crd.
At last ɖ īvl ppl,
Wòrn ǎt bî hr rzistns,
Fluñ bac hr peni, cict ɖer frūt
Alñ ẃćvr rod ɖe tc,
Nt līvñ rūt or ston or śūt;
Sm rîɖd intu ɖ grǎnd,
Sm dîvd intu ɖ brŭc
Wɖ rñ n ripl,
Sm scudd on ɖ gel wɖt a sǎnd,
Sm vaniśt in ɖ distns.

In a smart, ec, tngl,
Lizi wnt hr we;
Ń nt wz it nît or de;
Sprañ p ɖ banc, tòr ʈru ɖ frz,
Ʈredd cops n dngl,
N hŕd hr peni jngl
Bǎnsñ in hr prs,—
Its bǎns wz ḿzic t hr ir.
Ś ran n ran
Az f ś fird sm goblinman
Dogd hr wɖ jîb or crs
Or smʈñ wrs:
Bt nt wn goblin scurid aſtr,
Nr wz ś prict bî fir;
Ɖ cînd hart md hr windi-pêst
Ɖt rjd hr hom qt ǎt v breʈ wɖ hest
N inwd laſtr.

Ś craid, “Lora,” p ɖ gardn,
“Dd y mis m?
Cm n cis m.
Nvr mînd mî bruzz,
Hug m, cis m, suc mî jūsz
Sqizd fṛm goblinfrūts fr y,
Goblinpulp n goblindȳ.
Īt m, drinc m, luv m;
Lora, mc mć v m;
Fr yr sec I hv brevd ɖ glen
N hd t d wɖ goblin mrćntmen.”

Lora startd fṛm hr ćer,
Fluñ hr armz p in ɖ er,
Clućt hr her:
“Lizi, Lizi, hv y testd
Fr mî sec ɖ frūt fbidn?
Mst yr lît lîc mîn b hidn,
Yr yuñ lîf lîc mîn b westd,
Undun in mîn unduwñ,
N ruind in mî ruin,
Ʈrsti, cancrd, goblin-ridn?”—
Ś cluñ abt hr sistr,
Cist n cist n cist hr:
Tirz wns agn
Rfreśt hr śruncn îz,
Dropñ lîc ren
Aſtr loñ sultri drǎʈ;
Śecñ wɖ anḡś, fir, n pen,
Ś cist n cist hr wɖ a hungri mǎʈ.

Hr lips bgan t scorć,
Ɖt jūs wz wrmwŭd t hr tuñ,
Ś loɖd ɖ fīst:
Rîɖñ az wn pzest ś lept n suñ,
Rént ol hr rǒb, n rúñ
Hr handz in l’mntbl hest,
N bìt hr brest.
Hr locs strīmd lîc ɖ torć
Bòrn bî a rêsr at fl spīd,
Or lîc ɖ mein v horsz in ɖer flît,
Or lîc an īgl ẃn ś stemz ɖ lît
Stret twd ɖ sún,
Or lîc a cejd ʈñ frìd,
Or lîc a flayñ flag ẃn armiz run.

Swiſt fîr spred ʈru hr veinz, noct at hr hart,
Met ɖ fîr smolḍrñ ɖr
N oṿbòr its lesr flem;
Ś gorjd on bitrnis wɖt a nem:
Ā! fūl, t ćūz sć part
V soul-cnsymñ cer!
Sns feld in ɖ mortl strîf:
Lîc ɖ woćtǎr v a tǎn
Ẃć an rʈqec śatrz dǎn,
Lîc a lîtnñ-stricn māst,
Lîc a wînd-uprūtd tri
Spun abt,
Lîc a fom-topt wōtrspǎt
Cast dǎn hedloñ in ɖ sì,
Ś fél at last;
Pleźr past n anḡś past,
Z it deʈ or z it lîf?

Lîf ǎt v deʈ.
Ɖt nît loñ Lizi woćt bî hr,
Cǎntd hr puls’z flagñ str,
Flt fr hr breʈ,
Hld wōtr t hr lips, n cūld hr fes
Wɖ tirz n fanñ līvz:
Bt ẃn ɖ frst brdz ćrpt abt ɖer īvz,
N rli rīprz plodd t ɖ ples
V goldn śīvz,
N dȳ-wet gras
Baud in ɖ mornñwindz so brisc t pas,
N ny budz wɖ ny de
Opnd v cup-lîc liliz on ɖ strīm,
Lora awouc az fṛm a drīm,
Laft in ɖ iṇsnt old we,
Hugd Lizi bt nt twîs or ʈrîs;
Hr glīmñ locs śoud nt wn ʈred v gre,
Hr breʈ wz swīt az Me
N lît danst in hr îz.

Dez, wīcs, munʈs, yirz
Aſtwdz, ẃn bʈ wr wîvz
Wɖ ćildṛn v ɖer ǒn;
Ɖer muɖrhārts bset wɖ firz,
Ɖer lîvz bǎnd p in tndr lîvz;
Lora wd cōl ɖ litl wnz
N tel ɖm v hr rli prîm,
Ɖoz pleznt dez loñ gn
V nt-rtrnñ tîm:
Wd tōc abt ɖ hōntd glen,
Ɖ wicid, qent frūtmrćnt men,
Ɖer frūts lîc huni t ɖ ʈrot
Bt pôzn in ɖ blud;
(Men sel nt sć in eni tǎn):
Wd tel ɖm hǎ hr sistr std
In dedli peṛl t d hr gd,
N win ɖ fîri antidǒt:
Ɖen jônñ handz t litl handz
Wd bid ɖm clñ tgɖr,
“Fr ɖr z no frend lîc a sistr
In cām or stormi weɖr;
T ćir wn on ɖ tīdịs we,
T feć wn f wn gz astre,
T liſt wn f wn totrz dǎn,
T streñʈn ẃlst wn standz.”

CLASICS IN ÑSPEL

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