The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

Riddle 25


Verse Indeterminate Saxon


Ic eom wunderlicu wiht,      wifum on hyhte,
neahbuendum nyt;      nængum sceþþe
burgsittendra,      nymþe bonan anum.
Staþol min is steapheah,      stonde ic on bedde,

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neoþan ruh nathwær.      Neþeð hwilum
ful cyrtenu      ceorles dohtor,
modwlonc meowle,      þæt heo on mec gripeð,
ræseð mec on reodne,      reafað min heafod,
fegeð mec on fæsten.      Feleþ sona

10

mines gemotes,      seo þe mec nearwað,
wif wundenlocc.      Wæt bið þæt eage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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