The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

Riddle 51

Verse Indeterminate Saxon

Ic seah wrætlice      wuhte feower
samed siþian;      swearte wæran lastas,
swaþu swiþe blacu.      Swift wæs on fore,
fuglum framra;      fleag on lyfte,


deaf under yþe.      Dreag unstille
winnende wiga      se him wegas tæcneþ
ofer fæted gold      feower eallum.














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