Clasics in Ñspel: MCMXIV, by Philip Larkin

Guardian, 4 November 2018 / 'Letters Home 1936-1977 by Philip Larkin, edited by James Booth – review' / Photo: Jane Brown

Filip Larcin

MCMXIV

Ɖoz loñ unīvn lînz
Standñ az peśntli
Az f ɖe wr strećt ǎtsd
Ɖ Ovl or Vila Parc,
Ɖ crǎnz v hats, ɖ sún
On mstaśt arcêic fesz
Grinñ az f it wr ol
An Ōġst Banchoḷde larc;

N ɖ śut śops, ɖ blīćt
Istabliśt nemz on ɖ súnblîndz,
Ɖ farɖñz n sovrinz,
N darc-cloɖd ćildṛn at ple
Cōld aftr cñz n qīnz,
Ɖ tin advrtismnts
Fr coco n twist, n ɖ pubz
Wîd opn ol de;

N ɖ cuntrisîd nt cerñ:
Ɖ plesnemz ol hezd ovr
Wɖ flǎrñ grasz, n fīldz
Śadowñ Dūmzde lînz
Undr ẃīt’s restlis sîḷns;
Ɖ difṛntli drest srvnts
Wɖ tîni rūmz in hyj hǎzz,
Ɖ dust bhnd liṃzīnz;

Nvr sć iṇsns,
Nvr bfr or sins,
Az ćenjd itslf t past
Wɖt a wrd – ɖ men
Līvñ ɖ gardnz tîdi,
Ɖ ʈǎzndz v maṛjz,
Lastñ a litl ẃl longr:
Nvr sć iṇsns agn.

CLASICS IN ÑSPEL

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