In Ñspel: STRANGE MEETING, by Wilfred Owen

STRENJ MĪTÑ

Wilfrid Own

It sīmd ɖt ǎt v batl I iscept

Dǎn sm pṛfǎnd dul tunl, loñ sins scūpt

Ʈru granits ẃć tîtanic worz hd grônd.

Yt olso ɖr incumbrd slīprz grond,

Tù fast in ʈt or deʈ t b bstŕd.

Ɖen, az I probd ɖm, wn sprañ p, n stérd

Wɖ pitịs recgniśn in fixt îz,

Liftñ dstresfl handz, az f t bles.

N bî hiz smîl, I ń ɖt suḷn hōl,—

Bî hiz ded smîl I ń w std in Hel.

Wɖ a ʈǎznd firz ɖt viźn’z fes wz grend;

Yt no blud rīćt ɖr fṛm ɖ upr grǎnd,

N no gunz ʈumt, or dǎn ɖ flȕz md mon.

“Strenj frend,” I sed, “hir z no cōz t mōrn.”

“Nn,” sed ɖt uɖr, “sev ɖ undun yirz,

Ɖ hoplisnis. Ẃtvr hop z yrz,

Wz mî lîf olso; I wnt huntñ wîld

Aftr ɖ wîldist byti in ɖ wrld,

Ẃć lîz nt cām in îz, or brêdd her,

Bt mocs ɖ stedi runñ v ɖ aur,

N f it grīvz, grīvz rićlịr ɖn hir.

Fr bî mî gli mt mni men hv laft,

N v mî wīpñ smʈñ hd bn left,

Ẃć mst dî nǎ. I mīn ɖ truʈ untld,

Ɖ piti v wor, ɖ piti wor dstild.

Nǎ men wl g cntnt wɖ ẃt w spôld.

Or, discntnt, bôl bludi, n b spild.

Ɖe wl b swift wɖ swiftnis v ɖ tîgris.

Nn wl brec rancs, ɖo neśnz trec fṛm progres.

Curij wz mîn, n I hd misṭri;

Wizdm wz mîn, n I hd masṭri:

T mis ɖ marć v ɖs rtritñ wrld

Intu ven siṭdélz ɖt r nt wōld.

Ɖen, ẃn mć blud hd clogd ɖer ćarịtẃīlz,

I wd g p n woś ɖm fṛm swīt welz,

Īvn wɖ truɖz ɖt lî tù dīp fr tent.

I wd hv pord mî spirit wɖt stint

Bt nt ʈru wūndz; nt on ɖ ses v wor.

Fōrhedz v men hv bléd ẃr no wūndz wr.

“I am ɖ eṇmi y cild, mî frend.

I ń y in ɖs darc: fr so y frǎnd

Yesṭde ʈru m az y jabd n cild.

I parid; bt mî handz wr loɖ n cold.

Let s slīp nǎ…”

Đ BATL OV YPRES: Đ Wŭstrz at Gheluvelt │ Ćarlz Sarjnt Jagr

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