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Clasics in Ñspel: YES, CALL ME BY MY PET-NAME! LET ME HEAR, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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SONITS FṚM Ɖ PORĆGĪZ, 33

Yes, cōl m bî mî petnem! let m hír
Ɖ nem I yst t run at, ẃn a ćîld,
Fṛm iṇsnt ple, n līv ɖ cǎslips pîld,
T glans p in sm fes ɖt pruvd m dir
Wɖ ɖ lc v its îz. I mis ɖ clir
Fond vôsz ẃć, biyñ drwn n recnsîld
Intu ɖ ḿzic v Hevn’z undifîld,
Cōl m no longr. Sîḷns on ɖ bír,
Ẃl I cōl God – cōl God! – so let ɖî mǎʈ
B ér t ɖoz hu r nǎ xaniṃt.
Gaɖr ɖ norʈ flǎrz t cmplit ɖ sǎʈ,
N cać ɖ rli luv p in ɖ lêt.
Yes, cōl m bî ɖt nem, – n I, in truʈ,
Wɖ ɖ sem hart, wl ansr n nt wêt.

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Clasics in Ñspel: UNLIKE ARE WE, UNLIKE, O PRINCELY HEART, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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SONITS FṚM Ɖ PORĆGĪZ, 3

Unlîc r w, unlîc, O prinsli Hart!
Unlîc ǎr ysz n ǎr desṭniz.
Ǎr minisṭrñ tū enjlz lc s’prîz
On wn anɖr, az ɖe strîc aʈwort
Ɖer wñz in pasñ. Ɖǎ, bʈnc ɖi, art
A gest fr qīnz t sośl pajntriz,
Wɖ gêjz fṛm a hundṛd brîtr îz
Ɖn tirz īvn cn mc mîn, t ple ɖî part
V ćīf ḿziśn. Ẃt hst ɖǎ t d
Wɖ lcñ fṛm ɖ latislîts at m,
A pur, tîrd, wonḍrñ sñr, sññ ʈru
Ɖ darc, n līnñ p a sîpristrī?
Ɖ crizm z on ɖîn hed, –

on mîn, ɖ dȳ, –

N Deʈ mst dig ɖ levl ẃr ɖz agri.

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Clasics in Ñspel: MY OWN BELOVÈD, WHO HAST LIFTED ME, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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SONITS FṚM Ɖ PORĆGĪZ, 27

Mî ǒn B’luvid, hu hst liftd m
Fṛm ɖs drir flat v rʈ ẃr I wz ʈroun,
N, in btwixt ɖ lanḡd rñlits, bloun
A lîf-breʈ, tl ɖ fōrhed hopf̣li
Śînz ǎt agn, az ol ɖ enjlz si,
Bfr ɖî sevñ cis! Mî ǒn, mî ǒn,
Hu cemist t m ẃn ɖ wrld wz gn,
N I hu lct fr onli God, faund ɖi!
I fînd ɖi; I am sef, n stroñ, n glad.
Az wn hu standz in dȳlis asf̣dél,
Lcs bcwd on ɖ tīdịs tîm h hd
In ɖ upr lîf, – so I, wɖ bŭzm-swel,
Mc witnis, hir, btwn ɖ gd n bad,
Ɖt Luv, az stroñ az Deʈ, rtrivz az wel.

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Clasics in Ñspel: I LIFT MY HEAVY HEART UP SOLEMNLY, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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SONITS FṚM Ɖ PORĆGĪZ, 5

I lift mî hevi hart p soḷmli,
Az wns Ilectra hr seplcṛl ŕn,
N, lcñ in ɖîn îz, I oṿtrn
Ɖ aśz at ɖî fīt. Bhold n si
Ẃt a gret hīp v grīf le hid in m,
N hǎ ɖ red wîld sparclz dimli brn
Ʈru ɖ aśn grênis. F ɖî ft in scorn
Cd tréd ɖm ǎt t darcnis utrli,
It mt b wel phps. Bt f instd
Ɖǎ wêt bsd m fr ɖ wind t blo
Ɖ gre dust p… ɖoz loṛlz on ɖîn hed,
O mî B’luvid, wl nt śīld ɖi so,
Ɖt nn v ol ɖ fîrz śl scorć n śred
Ɖ her bnʈ. Stand frɖr of ɖen! G!

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Clasics in Ñspel: BELOVED, MY BELOVED, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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SONITS FṚM Ɖ PORĆGĪZ, 20

B’luvid, mî B’luvid, ẃn I ʈnc
Ɖt ɖǎ w’st in ɖ wrld a yir ago,
Ẃt tîm I sat alon hir in ɖ sno
N sw no ftprint, hŕd ɖ sîḷns snc
No momnt at ɖî vôs, bt, linc bî linc,
Wnt cǎntñ ol mî ćenz az f ɖt so
Ɖe nvr cd fōl of at eni blo
Struc bî ɖî poṣbl hand, –

ẃ, ɖus I drinc

V lîf’s gret cup v wundr! Wundrfl,
Nvr t fīl ɖi ʈril ɖ de or nît
Wɖ prsnl act or spīć, – nr evr cul
Sm presịns v ɖi wɖ ɖ blosmz ẃît
Ɖǎ sōist growñ! Eʈiists r az dul,
Hu canot ges God’z prezns ǎt v sît.

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Clasics in Ñspel: MY POET, THOU CANST TOUCH, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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SONITS FṚM Ɖ PORĆGĪZ, 17

Mî powt, ɖǎ cnst tuć on ol ɖ nots
God set btwn Hiz Aftr n Bfr,
N strîc p n strîc of ɖ jenṛl ror
V ɖ ruśñ wrldz a meḷdi ɖt flots
In a srīn er pyrli. Antidots
V meḍcetd ḿzic, anṣrñ fr
Man-cnd’z f’lornist ysz, ɖǎ cnst por
Fṛm ɖns intu ɖer irz. God’z wil dvots
Ɖîn t sć endz, n mîn t wêt on ɖîn.
Hǎ, Dirist, wlt ɖǎ hv m fr most ys?
A hop, t sñ bî gladli? or a fîn
Sad meṃri, wɖ ɖî soñz t inṭfyz?
A śêd, in ẃć t sñ – v pām or pîn?
A grev, on ẃć t rest fṛm sññ? Ćūz.

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Clasics in Ñspel: YET LOVE, MERE LOVE, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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SONITS FṚM Ɖ PORĆGĪZ, 10

Yt, luv, mir luv, z bytifl indd
N wrɖi v axpteśn. Fîr z brît,
Let tmpl brn, or flax; an īql lît
Līps in ɖ flem fṛm sīdrplanc or wīd:
N luv z fîr. N ẃn I se at nīd
I luv ɖi… marc! … I luv ɖi – in ɖî sît
I stand trnsfigrd, gloṛfaid arît,
Wɖ conśns v ɖ ny rez ɖt pṛsid
Ǎt v mî fes twd ɖîn. Ɖr’z nʈñ lo
In luv, ẃn luv ɖ lǒist: mīnist crīćrz
Hu luv God, God axpts ẃl luvñ so.
N ẃt I fīl, acrs ɖ infirịr fīćrz
V ẃt I am, dʈ flaś itslf, n śo
Hǎ ɖt gret wrc v Luv inhansz Nećr’z.

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Clasics in Ñspel: GO FROM ME, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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SONITS FṚM Ɖ PORĆGĪZ, 6

G fṛm m. Yt I fīl ɖt I śl stand
Hnsfwd in ɖî śado. Nvrmr
Alon upn ɖ ʈreśhold v mî dor
V indivijl lîf, I śl cmand
Ɖ ysz v mî soul, nr lift mî hand
Srīnli in ɖ súnśîn az bfr,
Wɖt ɖ sns v ɖt ẃć I forbòr—
Ɖî tuć upn ɖ pām. Ɖ wîdist land
Dūm tecs t part s, līvz ɖî hart in mîn
Wɖ pulsz ɖt bìt dubl. Ẃt I d
N ẃt I drīm includ ɖi, az ɖ wîn
Mst test v its ǒn greps. N ẃn I su
God fr mslf, H hírz ɖt nem v ɖîn,
N siz wɖn mî îz ɖ tirz v tū.

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