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Clasics in Ñspel: “Lines Written on a Seat on the Grand Canal, Dublin,” by Patrick Kavanagh

Statue of Patrick Kavanagh by the Grand Canal in Dublin.

Patric Caṿna

Lînz Ritn on a Sīt on ɖ Grand Cnal, Dublin
‘Irectd t ɖ Meṃri v Msz Drṃt OBrayn’

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Ǒ cmeṃret m ẃr ɖr z wōtr,
Cnalwōtr, prefṛbli, so stili
Grīni at ɖ hart v sumr. Bruɖr
Cmeṃret m ɖus bytifli
Ẃr bî a loc nîaġṛsli rorz
Ɖ fōlz fr ɖoz hu sit in ɖ tṛmnḍs sîḷns
V mid-Jlî. Nwn wl spīc in prǒz
Hu fîndz hiz we t ɖz Parnasịn îḷndz.
A swon gz bî hed lo wɖ mni apoḷjiz,
Fntastic lît lcs ʈru ɖ îz v brijz –
N lc! a barj cmz brññ fṛm Aʈî
N uɖr far-fluñ tǎnz miʈoḷjiz.
Ǒ cmeṃret m wɖ no hiro-c’rejs
Tūm – jst a cnalbanc sīt fr ɖ pasrbî.

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CLASICS IN ÑSPEL

ÑSPEL

Clasics in Ñspel: EPIC, by Patrick Kavanagh

Statue of Patrick Kavanagh by the Grand Canal in Dublin.

Patric Caṿna

I hv livd in importnt plesz, tîmz
Ẃn gret ivnts wr dsîdd; hu ǒnd
Ɖt haf a rȕd v roc, a no-man’z land
Srǎndd bî ǎr pićforc-armd clemz.
I hŕd ɖ Dufiz śǎtñ ‘Dám yr soul!’
N old MCeb stript t ɖ weist, sìn
Step ɖ plot dfayñ blu cast-stīl –
‘Hir z ɖ marć alñ ɖz ayn stonz’
Ɖt wz ɖ yir v ɖ Ḿnic boɖr. Ẃć
Wz mor importnt? I inclînd
T lūz mî fe ʈ in Baliruś n Gortin
Tl Homr’z gost cem ẃisṗrñ

t mî mînd.

H sd: I md ɖ Iliad fṛm sć
A locl rǎ.

Godz mc ɖer ǒn importns.

CLASICS IN ÑSPEL

ÑSPEL

Clasics in Ñspel: KERR’S ASS, by Patrick Kavanagh

Statue of Patrick Kavanagh by the Grand Canal in Dublin.

Patric Caṿna

CR’Z AS

W boroud ɖ loun v Cr’z big as
T g t Dundōc wɖ butr,
Bròt him hom ɖ īvnñ bfr ɖ marcit
N xîl ɖt nît in Mucr.

W hìld p ɖ cart bfr ɖ dor,
W tc ɖ harnis insd —
Ɖ strw-stuft stradl, ɖ brocn brićñ
Wɖ bits v bl-wîr taid;

Ɖ wncrz ɖt hd no ćocband,
Ɖ colr n ɖ reinz…
In Īlñ Brōdwe, Lundn Tǎn
I nem ɖer sevṛl nemz

Untl a wrld cmz t lîf —
Mornñ, ɖ sîḷnt bog,
N ɖ God v imaɉneśn wecñ
In a Mucr fog.

CLASICS IN ÑSPEL

ÑSPEL

About Artists: EVA ROTHSCHILD

About Artists: DOROTHY CROSS

Clasics in Ñspel: THE CURE AT TROY [chorus], by Seamus Heaney

Guardian, 2018: "Seamus Heaney’s family on life with the great poet: ‘He was always just Dad at home'" / Photo: Eamonn McCabe.

Śeṃs Hīni

Ɖ KR AT TRÔ
[cōṛs]

Hymn biyñz sufr.
Ɖe torćr wn anɖr.
Ɖe gt hrt n gt hard.
No powm or ple or soñ
Cn fŭli rît a roñ
Inflictd n indyrd.

Hisṭri sz, ‘D’nt hop
On ɖs sîd v ɖ grev,’
Bt ɖen, wns in a lîftîm
Ɖ loñd fr tîdl wev
V justis cn rîz p
N hop n hisṭri rîm.

So hop fr a gret sìćenj
On ɖ far sîd v rvnj.
B’liv ɖt a frɖr śor
Z rīć̣bl fṛm hir.
B’liv in miṛclz
N krz n hīlñ welz.

Cōl miṛcl slf-hīlñ,
Ɖ utr slf-rvilñ
Dubl-tec v fīlñ.
F ɖr’z fîr on ɖ mǎntin
N lîṭnñ n storm
N a god spīcs fṛm ɖ scî

Ɖt mīnz smwn z hírñ
Ɖ ǎtcrî n ɖ brʈcrî
V ny lîf at its trm.
It mīnz wns in a lîftîm
Ɖt justis cn rîz p
N hop n hisṭri rîm.

CLASICS IN ÑSPEL

ÑSPEL

About Poets: DOIREANN NÍ GHRÍOFA

Clasics in Ñspel: HE WISHES FOR THE CLOTHS OF HEAVEN, by William Butler Yeats

H WŚZ FR Đ CLOƮS V HEVN

Wiłm Butlr Yêts

Hd I ɖ hevnz’ imbrôdrd cloʈs,
Inròt wɖ goldn n silvr lît,
Đ blu n ɖ dim n ɖ darc cloʈs
V nît n lît n ɖ haf lît,
I wd spred ɖ cloʈs undr yr fīt
Bt I, biyñ pur, hv onli mî drīmz.
I hv spréd mî drīmz undr yr fīt;
Tred softli bcz y tred on mî drīmz.

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CLASICS IN ÑSPEL