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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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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: Irish support for Native American Covid-19 relief highlights historic bond

Volunteers load supplies into a pickup truck at a farm, used as a base for aid to Navajo families quarantined in their homes due to coronavirus in Hogback, Shiprock, New Mexico, last month. Photograph: Andrew Hay/Reuters
Voḷntirz lod s’plîz intu a picup truc at a farm, yzd az a bes fr ed t Naṿhǎ faṃliz qoṛntīnd in ɖer homz dy t c’roṇvîṛs in Hogbac, Śiproc, Ny Mx̣co, last munʈ. Foṭgraf: Andru He/Rôtrz

Îriś s’port fr Netiv Americn Covid-19 rlif hîlîts historic bond

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 9 May 2020)

  • GoFundMi pej fr Naṿhǎ n Hopi ed lists mni Îriś nemz
  • Ćoctw Neśn snt dneśn in 1847 fr ptetofamin victimz

Rori Caṛl, Îrḷnd corispondnt. Saṭde, 9 Me 2020

Ɖ  list v rīsnt donrz rīdz lîc an Îriś fon-bc. Aisling Ní Chuimín, Śen OLiri, Śōn Gibnz, Cevin Boil, Cevin Cìn, Cler Qin, Emn McDoṇld, on n on dǎn a GoFundMi pej ɖt bî Frîde hd rezd $3.15m v a $5m gol.

Ɖ indivijl amǎnts r nt rmarcbl – $10, $20, $30, sm xidñ $100 – bt ɖ stori bhnd ɖ dneśnz strećz bac tū snć̣riz n incumṗsz a snğlr act v jeṇroṣti ɖt forjd a bond btwn Netiv Americnz n Îrḷnd, a bond nǎ rnyd in ɖ c’roṇvîṛs ira.

In 1847 ɖ Ćoctw neśn set asd its ǒn impoṿriśmnt n suf̣rñ t mc a $170 dneśn t victimz v ɖ Îriś famin. Ɖ trîb hd sufrd grīṿsli jrñ its Trel v Tirz, a forst rīḷceśn t Ocḷhoma, n emṗʈîzd wɖ Îriś ppl indyrñ miẓri n starveśn mor ɖn 4,000 mîlz awe.

Ɖ jeṇroṣti left a lastñ marc on Îrḷnd, ẃć rmembrz it ʈru art n cmeṃreśnz.

Nǎ Îriś ppl r rsipṛcetñ bî dnetñ t a fund fr Naṿhǎ n Hopi cḿṇtiz hit bî Covid-19.

“A bytifl act v soḷdaṛti fṛm ǎr frendz in Îrḷnd, hu rmembr ɖ cîndnis śoun t ɖm bî ǎr Ćoctw bruɖrz n sistrz, hu snt ɖm ed jrñ ɖ gret ptetofamin in 1847. Ʈanc y so mć, Îrḷnd!!!” rout Eʈl Branć, wn v ɖ fund-orġnîzrz.

“Ɖ fevr z rtrnd ʈru jenṛs dneśnz fṛm ɖ Îriś ppl t ɖ Naṿhǎ Neśn jrñ ǎr tîm v crîsis. Ʈanc y, Îrḷnd, fr śowñ soḷdaṛti n biyñ hir fr s,” rout Vnesa Tuli, anɖr orġnîzr.

Advrṣti ofn brñz ǎt ɖ bst in ppl, ɖ Ćoctw trîb sd in a stetmnt. “W r graṭfaid – n phps nt at ol s’prîzd – t lrn v ɖ asistns ǎr speśl frendz, ɖ Îriś, r gvñ t ɖ Naṿhǎ n Hopi neśnz. Ǎr wrd fr ɖer slflis act z ‘iyyikowa’ – it mīnz srvñ ɖoz in nīd.”

Ɖ Ćoctw n Îriś hd bcm cindrid spirits sins ɖ ptetofamin, ɖ trîb sd. “W hop ɖ Îriś, Naṿhǎ n Hopi pplz dveḷp lastñ frendśps, az w hv. Śẹrñ ǎr culćrz mcs ɖ wrld gro smōlr.”

Ɖ dneśnz wl hlp s’plî fūd, wōtr n medicl s’plîz fr vulnṛbl faṃliz, mni v hūm hv dạbītīz n uɖr dzizz.

Ɖ Naṿhǎ neśn hz ɖ hîist p’capita Covid-19 infx́nret aftr Ny Yorc n Ny Jrzi. Its rṛl teritri strećz 27,000 sq mîlz acrs Aṛzona, Ny Mx̣co n Ytā n srǎndz ɖ Hopi reẓveśn.

Az v Ʈrzde ɖr wr 2,757 cnfrmd cesz. Ɖ ofiśl deʈtol wz 88 bt acćl ftaḷtiz r lîcli t b mć hayr bcz ɖ sicist peśnts r trnsfŕd t stethospitlz.

Ɖ vîṛs hz spred rapidli īvn ɖo ɖ trîbl guvnmnt wz amñ ɖ frst t iśu a ste-at-hom ordr, n loc dǎn scūlz n biznis. On Wenzde ɖ Neśn rsivd its porśn, arnd $600m, v fedṛl c’roṇvîṛs rlif̦undñ, six wīcs aftr it wz promist n onli aftr suwñ ɖ fedṛl guvnmnt ovr hu wz eliɉbl fr ɖ muni.

Ɖ GoFundMi apil’z orijinl gol v $2m wz incrist aftr Îriś ppl dscuvrd ɖ apil via sośl mīdia n swiftli sweld dneśnz fṛm ɖ YS n elsẃr.

Îrḷnd hz nvr fgotn ɖ Ćoctwz’ jeṇroṣti. Ɖ trîb hd indyrd a forst 600-mîl trec ɖt left ʈǎzndz ded fṛm hungr, cold n dziz, n ɖen impoṿriśmnt in Ocḷhoma, yt smhǎ rusld p $170 – ẃć tde trnzlets t $5,350 – t hlp ɖ Îriś.

Abt 1 miłn Îriś ppl daid v hungr or dziz fṛm 1845 t 1849, n anɖr miłn eṃgretd.

In 1995 Mẹri Robinsn, Îrḷnd’z ɖen prezidnt, viẓtd Ocḷhoma t ʈanc ɖ Ćoctwz, a pilgṛmij rpitd bî Lio Vradcr, ɖ taoiseach, in 2018.

An ǎtdor sculpćr tîtld Đ Cindrid Spirits in Midltn, cǎnti Corc, cmeṃrets ɖ linc btwn Îrḷnd n Netiv Americnz. Stenlis stīl in ɖ form v īglfeɖrz form a srcl, reprizntñ a gift v a bol v fūd.

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Clasics in Ñspel: QUARANTINE, by Eavan Boland (RIP)

QOṚNTĪN

Īvan Boḷnd

In ɖ wrst aur v ɖ wrst sīzn
v ɖ wrst yir v a hol ppl
a man set ǎt fṛm ɖ wrchǎs
wɖ hiz wîf.

H wz wōcñ—ɖe wr bʈ wōcñ—norʈ.

Ś wz sic wɖ faminfīvr n cd nt cīp p.
H liftd hr n pt hr on hiz bac.
H wōct lîc ɖt wst n wst n norʈ.
Untl at nîtfōl

undr frizñ starz ɖe arîvd.

In ɖ mornñ ɖe wr bʈ faund ded.
V cold. V hungr.

V ɖ toxinz v a hol hisṭri.

Bt hr fīt wr hld agnst hiz brestbon.
Ɖ last hīt v hiz fleś

wz hiz last gift t hr.

Let no luvpowm evr cm

t ɖs ʈreśhold.

Ɖr z no ples hir fr ɖ inixact
prêz v ɖ īzi gresz n snśuaḷti v ɖ bodi.
Ɖr z onli tîm fr ɖs mrsilis invntri:

Ɖer deʈ tgɖr in ɖ wintr v 1847.
Olso ẃt ɖe sufrd. Hǎ ɖe livd.
N ẃt ɖr z btwn a man n wmn.
N in ẃć darcnis it cn bst b pruvd.

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Clasics in Ñspel: DUBLIN, by Louis MacNeice

DUBLIN

Luis McNīs

Gre bric upn bric,
Dclaṃtri bronz
On sombr peḍstlz –
OConl, Gratn, Mōr –
N ɖ bruwritugz n ɖ swonz
On ɖ baḷstredd strīm
N ɖ bér bonz v a fanlît
Ovr a hungri dor
N ɖ er soft on ɖ ćīc
N portr runñ fṛm ɖ taps
Wɖ a hed v yelo crīm
N Nlsn on hiz pilr
Woćñ hiz wrld c’laps.

Ɖs nvr wz mî tǎn,
I wz nt born or bréd
Nr scūld hir n ś wl nt
Hv m alîv or ded
Bt yt ś holdz mî mînd
Wɖ hr sīdi eligns,
Wɖ hr jntl veilz v ren
N ol hr gosts ɖt wōc
N ol ɖt hîd bhnd
Hr Jorjn fsādz –
Ɖ catcōlz n ɖ pen,
Ɖ glamr v hr sqolr,
Ɖ bṛvādo v hr tōc.

Ɖ lîts jig in ɖ rivr
Wɖ a conṣtīṇmuvmnt
N ɖ sún cmz p in ɖ mornñ
Lîc barli-śŭgr on ɖ wōtr
N ɖ mist on ɖ Wiclo hilz
Z clos, az clos
Az ɖ pezntri wr t ɖ landlord,
Az ɖ Îriś t ɖ Anglo-Îriś,
Az ɖ cilr z clos wn momnt
T ɖ man h cilz,
Or az ɖ momnt itslf
Z clos t ɖ nxt momnt.

Ś z nt an Îriś tǎn
N ś z nt Ñgliś,
Historic wɖ gunz n vrmin
N ɖ cold rnǎn
V a fragmnt v Ćrć latin,
V an oṛtoricl frêz.
Bt ǒ ɖ dez r soft,
Soft inuf t fget
Ɖ lésn betr lrnt,
Ɖ bŭlit on ɖ wet
Strīts, ɖ crŭcid dīl,
Ɖ stīl bhnd ɖ laf,
Ɖ For Corts brnt.

Fort v ɖ Dên,
Garisn v ɖ Saxn,
Ōgustn capitl
V a Gelic neśn,
Aproprietñ ol
Ɖ ełn bròt,
Y gv m tîm fr ʈt
N bî a juglr’z tric
Y pôz ɖ toṗlñ aur –
O grênis run t flǎr,
Gre ston, gre wōtr,
N bric upn gre bric.

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