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,

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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