The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry


Riddle 61


Verse Indeterminate Saxon


Oft mec fæste bileac      freolicu meowle,
ides on earce,      hwilum up ateah
folmum sinum      ond frean sealde,
holdum þeodne,      swa hio haten wæs.

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Siðþan me on hreþre      heafod sticade,
nioþan upweardne,      on nearo fegde.
Gif þæs ondfengan      ellen dohte,
mec frætwedne      fyllan sceolde
ruwes nathwæt.      Ræd hwæt ic mæne.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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