Clasics in Ñspel: ON RAGLAN ROAD, by Patrick Kavanagh

Statue of Patrick Kavanagh by the Grand Canal in Dublin.

Patric Caṿna

ON RAGḶN ROD

On Ragḷn Rod on an ōtm de I met hr frst n ń
Ɖt hr darc her wd wīv a sner ɖt I mt wn de ru;
I sw ɖ denjr, yt I wōct alñ ɖ inćantd we,
N I sd, let grīf b a fōḷn līf at ɖ dōnñ v ɖ de.

On Graftn Strīt in Nvmbr w tript lîtli alñ ɖ lej
V ɖ dīp r’vīn ẃr cn b sìn ɖ wrʈ v paśn’z plej,
Ɖ Qīn v Harts stl mcñ tarts n I nt mcñ he –
O I luvd tù mć n bî sć n sć z hapinis ʈroun awe.

I gev hr gifts v ɖ mînd I gev hr ɖ sīcrit sîn ɖt’s noun
T ɖ artists hu hv noun ɖ tru godz v sǎnd n ston
N wrd n tint. I did nt stint fr I gev hr powmz t se.
Wɖ hr ǒn nem ɖr n hr ǒn darc her lîc clǎdz ovr fīldz v Me

On a qayt strīt ẃr old gosts mīt I si hr wōcñ nǎ
Awe fṛm m so huridli mî rīzn mst alǎ
Ɖt I hd wùd nt az I śd a crīćr md v cle –
Ẃn ɖ enjl wuz ɖ cle h’d lūz hiz wñz at ɖ dōn v de.

CLASICS IN ÑSPEL

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Last Updated on 28/06/2020 by Frank Johnson

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