[ɪ] swinging [ʌ/ ʊ] some [i:] he [əʊ] snow [e/ eə:] end

[ei] trail [ɜː] world [au] out* [æ] black [ɔː/ ɔɪ ] whore*

Servant Boy

He is wintering out

the back-end of a bad year,
swinging a hurricane-lamp
some outhouse;

a jobber among shadows.
Old work-whore, slave­
blood, who stepped fair-hills
under each bidder's eye

and kept your patience
your counsel, how
draw me into

your trail. Your trail

broken from haggard to stable,
straggle of fodder

stiffened on snow,

comes first-footing

the back doors of the little
barons: resentful

and impenitent,

carrying the warm eggs.