In Ñspel: ODE TO A NIGHTINGALE, by John Keats


ǑD TU A NÎTNGEL

Mî hart ecs, n a drǎzi numnis penz

Mî sns, az ɖo v hemlóc I hd drunc,

Or emtid sm dul opịt t ɖ drenz

Wn minit past, n Līʈiẉdz hd sunc:

’tiz nt ʈru envi v ɖî hapi lot,

Bt biyñ tù hapi in ɖîn hapinis,—

Ɖt ɖǎ, lît-wñid Drîad v ɖ triz

In sm mlodịs plot

V bīćn grīn, n śadoz numbrlis,

Sñist v sumr in fl-ʈrotd īz.

 

O, fr a dráft v vintij! ɖt haʈ bn

Cūld a loñ ej in ɖ dīp-delvd rʈ,

Testñ v Flora n ɖ cuntri grīn,

Dans, n Provõsal soñ, n súnbrnt mrʈ!

O fr a bīcr fl v ɖ worm Sǎʈ,

Fl v ɖ tru, ɖ bluśfl Hiṗcrīn,

Wɖ bīdd bublz wncñ at ɖ brim,

N prpl-stenid mǎʈ;

Ɖt I mt drinc, n līv ɖ wrld unsìn,

N wɖ ɖi fed awe intu ɖ forist dim:

 

Fed far awe, dzolv, n qt fget

Ẃt ɖǎ amñ ɖ līvz hast nvr noun,

Ɖ wirinis, ɖ fīvr, n ɖ fret

Hir, ẃr men sit n hír ć uɖr gron;

Ẃr pōlzi śecs a fy, sad, last gre herz,

Ẃr yʈ groz pel, n spectr-ʈin, n dîz;

Ẃr bt t ʈnc z t b fl v soro

N ledn-aid dsperz,

Ẃr Byti canot cīp hr lustṛs îz,

Or ny Luv pîn at ɖm bynd tmoro.

 

Awe! awe! fr I wl flî t ɖi,

Nt ćarịtd bî Bac̣s n hiz pardz,

Bt on ɖ vylis wñz v Powzi,

Ɖo ɖ dul bren pplexz n rtardz:

Olrdi wɖ ɖi! tndr z ɖ nît,

N hapli ɖ Qīn Mūn z on hr ʈron,

Clustrd arnd bî ol hr stari Feiz;

Bt hir ɖr z no lît,

Sev ẃt fṛm hevn z wɖ ɖ brizz bloun

Ʈru vrdyṛs glūmz n wîndñ mosi wez.

 

I canot si ẃt flǎrz r at mî fīt,

Nr ẃt soft insens hañz upn ɖ bauz,

Bt, in imbāmid darcnis, ges ć swīt

Ẃr-wɖ ɖ sīzṇbl munʈ indǎz

Ɖ gras, ɖ ʈicit, n ɖ frūțrī wîld;

Ẃît hwʈorn, n ɖ pastṛl egḷntîn;

Fast-fedñ vaylits cuvrd p in līvz;

N mid-Me’z eldist ćîld,

Ɖ cmñ muscrôz, fl v dȳi wîn,

Ɖ mrmṛs hōnt v flîz on sumr-īvz.

 

Darclñ I lisn; n, fr mni a tîm

I hv bn haf in luv wɖ īzfl Deʈ,

Cōld him soft nemz in mni a ḿzid rîm,

T tec intu ɖ er mî qayt breʈ;

Nǎ mor ɖn evr sīmz it rić t dî,

T sīs upn ɖ midnît wɖ no pen,

Ẃl ɖǎ art porñ fʈ ɖî soul abrōd

In sć an xṭsi!

Stl wdst ɖǎ sñ, n I hv irz in ven—

T ɖî hî reqịm bcm a sod.

 

Ɖǎ wst nt born fr deʈ, imortl Brd!

No hungri jeṇreśnz tréd ɖi dǎn;

Ɖ vôs I hír ɖs pasñ nît wz hŕd

In enćnt dez bî emprr n clǎn:

Phps ɖ slf-sem soñ ɖt faund a paʈ

Ʈru ɖ sad hart v Ruʈ, ẃn, sic fr hom,

Ś std in tirz amd ɖ ełn corn;

Ɖ sem ɖt ofțîmz haʈ

Ćarmd majic cesmnts, oṗnñ on ɖ fom

V periḷs sìz, in feyri landz f’lorn.

 

F’lorn! ɖ vri wrd z lîc a bel

T tol m bac fṛm ɖi t mî sol slf!

Ady! ɖ fansi canot ćīt so wel

Az ś z femd t d, dsivñ elf.

Ady! ady! ɖî plentiv anʈm fedz

Past ɖ nir medoz, ovr ɖ stil strīm,

P ɖ hilsîd; n nǎ ’tiz berid dīp

In ɖ nxt valigledz:

Wz it a viźn, or a wecñ drīm?

Fled z ɖt ḿzic:—D I wec or slīp?

CLASICS IN ÑSPEL

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