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In Ñspel: Trees, by Joyce Kilmer

I ʈnc ɖt I śl nvr si

A powm luvli az a tri.

 

A tri huz hungri mǎʈ z prest

Agnst ɖ rʈ’s swīt flowñ brest;

 

A tri ɖt lcs at God ol de,

N lifts hr līfi armz t pre;

 

A tri ɖt me in Sumr wer

A nst v robinz in hr her;

 

Upn huz bŭzm sno hz lein;

Hu intiṃtli livz wɖ ren.

 

Powmz r md bî fūlz lîc m,

Bt onli God cn mc a tri.

 

Trees, William Ongley Miller (1883–1960), 1944

In Ñspel: London Snow, by Robert Bridges

Ẃn men wr ol aslip ɖ sno cem flayñ,

In larj ẃît flecs fōlñ on ɖ siti brǎn,

Stelʈ̇li n ppć̣li seṭlñ n lūsli layñ,

Huśñ ɖ lêtist trafic v ɖ drǎzi tǎn;

Deḍnñ, muf̣lñ, stîf̣lñ its mrmrz felñ;

Leẓli n insesntli flotñ dǎn n dǎn:

Sîḷntli siftñ n veilñ rod, rūf n relñ;

Hîdñ difṛns, mcñ unīvņis īvn,

Intu anglz n creṿsz softli driftñ n sêlñ.

Ol nît it fél, n ẃn fl inćz sevn

It le in ɖ depʈ v its uncmpactd lîtnis,

Ɖ clǎdz blù of fṛm a hî n frosti hevn;

N ol wouc rlịr fr ɖ un’custmd brîtnis

V ɖ wintr dōnñ, ɖ strenj unhevnli gler:

Ɖ î marvld—marvld at ɖ daẓlñ ẃîtnis;

Ɖ ir harcnd t ɖ stilnis v ɖ soḷm er;

No sǎnd v ẃīl rumḅlñ nr v ft fōlñ,

N ɖ bizi mornñ crîz cem ʈin n sper.

Ɖen bôz I hŕd, az ɖe wnt t scūl, cōlñ,

Ɖe gaɖrd p ɖ cristl mana t frīz

Ɖer tuñz wɖ testñ, ɖer handz wɖ snôbōlñ;

Or raytd in a drift, plunjñ p t ɖ niz;

Or pirñ p fṛm undr ɖ ẃît-móst wundr,

‘Ô lc at ɖ triz!’ ɖe craid, ‘Ô lc at ɖ triz!’

Wɖ lesnd lod a fy carts crīc n blundr,

Folowñ alñ ɖ ẃît dzrtd we,

A cuntricumṗni loñ dsprst asundr:

Ẃn nǎ olrdi ɖ sún, in pel dsple

Standñ bî Pōl’z hî dom, spred fʈ b’lo

Hiz sparc̣lñ bīmz, n awouc ɖ str v ɖ de.

Fr nǎ dorz opn, n wor z wejd wɖ ɖ sno;

N trenz v sombr men, past têl v numbr,

Tréd loñ brǎn paɖz, az twd ɖer tôl ɖe g:

Bt īvn fr ɖm aẃl no cerz incumbr

Ɖer mîndz dvrtd; ɖ dêli wrd z unspocn,

Ɖ dêli ʈts v lebr n soro slumbr

At ɖ sît v ɖ byti ɖt grīts ɖm,

fr ɖ ćarm ɖe hv brocn.