The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

Riddle 30


Verse Indeterminate Saxon


Ic eom legbysig,      lace mid winde,
bewunden mid wuldre,      wedre gesomnad,
fus forðweges,      fyre gebysgad,
bearu blowende,      byrnende gled.

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Ful oft mec gesiþas      sendað æfter hondum,
þæt mec weras ond wif      wlonce cyssað.
þonne ic mec onhæbbe,      ond hi onhnigaþ to me
monige mid miltse,      þær ic monnum sceal
ycan upcyme      eadignesse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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