The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

The Meters of Boethius: Meter 3


Verse Indeterminate Saxon


æala, on hu grimmum      and hu grundleasum
seaðe swinceð      þæt sweorcende mod,
þonne hit þa strongan      stormas beatað
weoruldbisgunga,      þonne hit winnende

5

his agen leoht      an forlæteð,
and mid uua forgit      þone ecan gefean,
ðringð on þa ðiostro      ðisse worulde,
sorgum geswenced.      Swa is þissum nu
mode gelumpen,      nu hit mare ne wat

10

for gode godes      buton gnornunge
fremdre worulde.      Him is frofre ðearf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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