The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

 

Riddle 10


Verse Indeterminate Saxon



Neb wæs min on nearwe, ond ic neoþan wætre,
flode underflowen, firgenstreamum
swiþe besuncen, ond on sunde awox
ufan yþum þeaht, anum getenge
5


liþendum wuda lice mine.
Hæfde feorh cwico, þa ic of fæðmum cwom
brimes ond beames on blacum hrægle;
sume wæron hwite hyrste mine,
þa mec lifgende lyft upp ahof,
10


wind of wæge, siþþan wide bær
ofer seolhbaþo. Saga hwæt ic hatte.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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