The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

Thureth


Verse Indeterminate Saxon


Ic eom halgungboc;      healde hine dryhten
þe me fægere þus      frætewum belegde.
þureð to þance      þus het me wyrcean,
to loue and to wurðe,      þam þe leoht gesceop.

5

Gemyndi is he      mihta gehwylcre
þæs þe he on foldan      gefremian mæg,
and him geþancie      þeoda waldend
þæs þe he on gemynde      madma manega
wyle gemearcian      metode to lace;

10

and he sceal ece lean      ealle findan
þæs þe he on foldan      fremaþ to ryhte.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Index  |  Previous page  |  Next page