Se Ealda and His Sunsunu

Wæs iu sum swiþe eald wer, ðæs eagan for miste wurdon dimm, and his ear ungehyrnesse aslawodon, and his handa aa bifodon. Þa he sæt on beodærne, ða ne mihte he ðone cucler earfoþlice healdan, and on beodclaþ ðone broð adreap, oþþe let hine niðer of his muðe geotan. His sunu and his suna wifmann … Continue reading Se Ealda and His Sunsunu

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Wæstm on Æscan

Bearne forðfarenum,     bearm céleð, fæder wearð nán.     Fǽrlicum hægle yrða búgað,     ís byð to fýre efengelíc bealwe,     anbid brýseð. Wíf to widuwe     wyrð gesceaftes, hire lufe láf.     Laguflód hréoseð, clyppeð folcwer,     foldan drenceð. Ac hréoh on hrædinge     hús ðéah fylleð, mágas héapað     ymbe módorheorðe. Béamas fram bǽle     bærnað swearte, ðonne weaxað wæstmas     wæcnende on æscum. Hnesce heofonas     mæg heard storm, wǽden weorðan.     And wæl gnorn mæg getilian frið     for … Continue reading Wæstm on Æscan

Eormenredes Gesliht

Fóð gé gehlyste,     hæleðas ealdspella georne and gearwe.     Gáras gescinon ðone heorudréor,     heaðudéora blód. Ǽr and á cymð     to eorðrícum beaducwealm,     gebyrdgifu mannum. Bǽl and ís,     bliss and sorg, ǽgðerne mæg man     on æscðræce métan, findan on worlde éac.     On Wuda Ðéodbyrig ðám campstede mǽrða     célodon walu, gǽsne gásta,     on gúðbryne geslægenu. Mago Rémisc     mænig ðǽr læg swengum geswoltene,     Swébisce hrǽwas heard on heaðuréafe     héawen þurh féondum, lǽgon … Continue reading Eormenredes Gesliht