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In Ñspel: IT IS A BEAUTEOUS EVENING, CALM AND FREE, by William Wordsworth

IT IZ A BYTỊS ĪVNÑ, CĀM AND FRI

Wiłm Wrdzwrʈ

It z a bytịs īvnñ, cām n fri,
Ɖ holi tîm z qayt az a Nun
Breʈlis wɖ aḍreśn; ɖ brōd sún
Z sncñ dǎn in its tranqiḷti;
Ɖ jntlnis v hevn brūdz ’r ɖ Sì;
Lisn! ɖ mîti Biyñ z awec,
N duʈ wɖ hiz itrnl mośn mc
A sǎnd lîc ʈundr—evrlastñli.
Dir ćîld! dir Grl! ɖt wōcist wɖ m hir,
F ɖǎ apir untućt bî soḷm ʈt,
Ɖî nećr z nt ɖrfr les dvîn:
Ɖǎ lîist in Ebṛm’z bŭzm ol ɖ yir;
N wrśipst at ɖ Templ’z inr śrîn,
God biyñ wɖ ɖi ẃn w nǒ it nt.

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In Ñspel: THE WINDHOVER, by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Ɖ WINDHOVR

T Crîst ǎr Lord

I còt ɖs mornñ mornñ’z mińn, cñ-
dm v dêlît’s dǒfĩ, dapl-dōn-drwn Fōlcn, in hiz rîdñ
V ɖ rolñ levl undnʈ him stedi er, n strîdñ
Hî ɖr, hǎ h ruñ upn ɖ rein v a wimṗlñ wñ
In hiz xṭsi! ɖen of, of fʈ on swñ,
Az a scet’s hìl swīps smuɖ on a bo-bnd: ɖ hrl n glîdñ
Rbuſt ɖ big wind. Mî hart in hîdñ
Strd fr a brd, – ɖ aćiv v, ɖ masṭri v ɖ ʈñ!

Brūt byti n valr n act, ǒ, er, prîd, plūm, hir
Bucl! N ɖ fîr ɖt brecs fṛm ɖi ɖen, a biłn
Tîmz tld luvlịr, mor denjṛs, O mî śvałe!

No wundr v it: śir plod mcs plǎ dǎn siłn
Śîn, n blu-blīc embrz, ā mî dir,
Fōl, gōl ɖmslvz, n gaś gold-vmiłn.

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In Ñspel: GOD’S GRANDEUR, by Gerard Manley Hopkins

GOD’Z GRANJR

Ɖ wrld z ćarjd wɖ ɖ granjr v God.
It wl flem ǎt, lîc śînñ fṛm śc fôl;
It gaɖrz t a gretnis, lîc ɖ ūz v ôl
Cruśt. Ẃ d men ɖen nǎ nt réc hiz ród?
Jeṇreśnz hv trod, hv trod, hv trod;
N ol z sird wɖ tred; blird, smird wɖ tôl;
N werz man’z smuj n śerz man’z smel: ɖ sôl
Z bér nǎ, nr cn ft fīl, biyñ śod.

N fr ol ɖs, nećr z nvr spent;
Ɖr livz ɖ dirist freśnis dīp dǎn ʈñz;
N ɖo ɖ last lîts of ɖ blac Wst wnt
Ǒ, mornñ, at ɖ brǎn brinc īstẉd, sprñz —
Bcz ɖ Holi Gost ovr ɖ bnt
Wrld brūdz wɖ worm brest n wɖ ā! brît wñz.

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In Ñspel: IF THOU MUST LOVE ME, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

IF ƉǍ MST LUV MI?

F ɖǎ mst luv m, let it b fr nòt
Xpt fr luv’z sec onli. D nt se
“I luv hr fr hr smîl … hr lc … hr we
V spīcñ jntli, … fr a tric v ʈt
Ɖt fōlz in wel wɖ mîn, n srtīz bròt
A sns v pleznt īz on sć a de”—
Fr ɖz ʈñz in ɖmslvz, B’luvid, me
B ćenjd, or ćenj fr ɖi,—n luv, so ròt,
Me b unròt so. Nɖr luv m fr
Ɖîn ǒn dir piti’z wîpñ mî ćīcs drî,—
A crīćr mt fget t wīp, hu bòr
Ɖî cumf̣t loñ, n lūz ɖî luv ɖr-bî!
Bt luv m fr luv’z sec, ɖt eṿmor
Ɖǎ mêst luv on, ʈru luv’z itrṇti.

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In Ñspel: HOW DO I LOVE THEE? by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

HǍ DU I LUV ƉI?

Hǎ d I luv ɖi? Let m cǎnt ɖ wez.

I luv ɖi t ɖ depʈ n bredʈ n hît

Mî soul cn rīć, ẃn fīlñ ǎt v sît

Fr ɖ endz v biyñ n îdiyl gres.

I luv ɖi t ɖ levl v evri de’z

Most qayt nīd, bî sún n candļît.

I luv ɖi frīli, az men strîv fr rît;

I luv ɖi pyrli, az ɖe trn fṛm prêz.

I luv ɖi wɖ ɖ paśn pt t ys

In mî old grīfs, n wɖ mî ćîldhd’z feʈ.

I luv ɖi wɖ a luv I sīmd t lūz

Wɖ mî lost sents. I luv ɖi wɖ ɖ breʈ,

Smîlz, tirz, v ol mî lîf; n, f God ćūz,

I śl bt luv ɖi betr aftr deʈ.

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