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Clasics in Ñspel: THE TREES ARE DOWN, by Charlotte Mew

Ɖ TRIZ AR DǍN

Śarlót My

—n h craid wɖ a lǎd vôs:
Hrt nt ɖ rʈ, nɖr ɖ sì, nr ɖ triz—

(Reṿleśn)

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Ɖe r cutñ dǎn ɖ gret plein-triz

at ɖ end v ɖ gardnz.

Fr dez ɖr hz bn ɖ greit v ɖ sw,

ɖ swiś v ɖ branćz az ɖe fōl,

Ɖ craś v ɖ truncs, ɖ rusl v trodn līvz,
Wɖ ɖ ‘Ẃūps’ n ɖ ‘Wǒz,’ ɖ lǎd comn tōc,

ɖ lǎd comn lafs v ɖ men, abv it ol.

I rmembr wn īvnñ v a loñ past Sprñ
Trnñ in at a get, gtñ ǎt v a cart, n fîndñ

a larj ded rat in ɖ mud v ɖ drîv.

I rmembr ʈncñ: alîv or ded,

a rat wz a god-fōrsecn ʈñ,

Bt at līst, in Me, ɖt īvn a rat śd b alîv.

Ɖ wīc’s wrc hir z az gd az dn.

Ɖr z jst wn bau

On ɖ ropt boul, in ɖ fîn gre ren,
Grīn n hî
N lonli agnst ɖ scî.
(Dǎn nǎ!—)
N bt fr ɖt,
F an old ded rat
Dd wns, fr a momnt, unmec ɖ Sprñ,

I mt nvr hv ʈt v him agn.

It z nt fr a momnt ɖ Sprñ z unmed tde;
Ɖz wr gret triz,

it wz in ɖm fṛm rūt t stem:

Ẃn ɖ men wɖ ɖ ‘Ẃūps’ n ɖ ‘Wǒz’

hv cartd ɖ hol v ɖ ẃisṗrñ luvlinis

awe

Haf ɖ Sprñ, fr m, wl hv gn wɖ ɖm.

It z gwñ nǎ, n mî hart hz bn struc

wɖ ɖ harts v ɖ pleinz;

Haf mî lîf it hz bìt wɖ ɖz, in ɖ sún,

in ɖ renz,

In ɖ Marć wind, ɖ Me brīz,
In ɖ gret gelz ɖt cem ovr t ɖm

acrs ɖ rūfs fṛm ɖ gret sìz.

Ɖr wz onli a qayt ren ẃn ɖe wr dayñ;
Ɖe mst hv hŕd ɖ sparoz flayñ,
N ɖ smōl crīpñ crīćrz

in ɖ rʈ ẃr ɖe wr layñ—

Bt I, ol de, I hŕd an enjl crayñ:
‘Hrt nt ɖ triz.’

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Rvy ov “This Rare Spirit: A life of Charlotte Mew”

CLASICS IN ÑSPEL

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I’m rɖr wurid
abt ɖ stet v ɖ rʈ.
(Jst ʈt I’d se it
fr ẃt it’s wrʈ.)

I’m sirịsli cnsrnd
ẃt w’v dn t ɖ planit:
it c’nt b eni mr
pôzṇs, cn it?

I’m ʈuṛli indignnt
abt ol ɖ fîtñ:
hǎ cn w riyli ʈnc
fîtñ’z ɖ rît ʈñ?

It mcs m qt wîld
ẃt ɖ hymn res
hz dn t ɖ wrld.
It’s a bludi dsgres!

N I’m ptiklrli priokpaid
abt coḷnîzñ spes
n spredñ ǎr probḷmz
ol ovr ɖ ples

bcz lcñ at hisṭri
w d’nt evr lrn
n I’m wurid ɖr’z nwn
hūm it may cnsrn.


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