The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

 

Riddle 13


Verse Indeterminate Saxon




Ic seah turf tredan,      X wæron ealra,
VI gebroþor      ond hyra sweostor mid;
hæfdon feorg cwico.      Fell hongedon
sweotol ond gesyne      on seles wæge

5

anra gehwylces.      Ne wæs hyra ængum þy wyrs,
ne siðe þy sarre,      þeah hy swa sceoldon
reafe birofene,      rodra weardes
meahtum aweahte,      muþum slitan
haswe blede.      Hrægl bið geniwad

10

þam þe ær forðcymene      frætwe leton
licgan on laste,      gewitan lond tredan.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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