This version was taken from the Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry and is freely distributable .

Verse Indeterminate Saxon

1 Hwt! Ic swefna cyst secgan wylle, Click for translation
hwt me gemtte to midre nihte,
syan reordberend reste wunedon!
uhte me t ic gesawe syllicre treow
5 on lyft ldan, leohte bewunden, Click for translation
beama beorhtost. Eall t beacen ws
begoten mid golde. Gimmas stodon
fgere t foldan sceatum, swylce r fife wron
uppe on am eaxlegespanne. Beheoldon r engel dryhtnes ealle,
10 fgere urh forgesceaft. Ne ws r huru fracodes gealga, Click for translation
ac hine r beheoldon halige gastas,
men ofer moldan, ond eall eos mre gesceaft.
Syllic ws se sigebeam, ond ic synnum fah,
forwunded mid wommum.   Geseah ic wuldres treow,
15 wdum geweorode, wynnum scinan, Click for translation
gegyred mid golde; gimmas hfdon
bewrigene weorlice wealdendes treow.
Hwre ic urh t gold   ongytan meahte
earmra rgewin, t hit rest ongan
20 swtan on a swiran healfe. Eall ic ws mid sorgum gedrefed, Click for translation
forht ic ws for re fgran gesyhe. Geseah ic t fuse beacen
wendan wdum ond bleom; hwilum hit ws mid wtan bestemed,
beswyled mid swates gange, hwilum mid since gegyrwed.
Hwre ic r licgende lange hwile
25 beheold hreowcearig   hlendes treow, Click for translation
ot ic gehyrde t hit hleorode.
Ongan a word sprecan wudu selesta:
"t ws geara iu, (ic t gyta geman),
t ic ws aheawen holtes on ende,
30 astyred of stefne minum. Genaman me r strange feondas, Click for translation
geworhton him r to wfersyne, heton me heora wergas hebban.
Bron me r beornas on eaxlum, ot hie me on beorg asetton,
gefstnodon me r feondas genoge.   Geseah ic a frean mancynnes
efstan elne mycle t he me wolde on gestigan.
35 r ic a ne dorste ofer dryhtnes word Click for translation
bugan oe berstan, a ic bifian geseah
eoran sceatas. Ealle ic mihte
feondas gefyllan, hwre ic fste stod.
Ongyrede hine a geong hle, (t ws god lmihtig),
40 strang ond stimod. Gestah he on gealgan heanne, Click for translation
modig on manigra gesyhe, a he wolde mancyn lysan.
Bifode ic a me se beorn ymbclypte. Ne dorste ic hwre bugan to eoran,
feallan to foldan sceatum, ac ic sceolde fste standan.
Rod ws ic arred. Ahof ic ricne cyning,
45 heofona hlaford, hyldan me ne dorste. Click for translation
urhdrifan hi me mid deorcan nglum. On me syndon a dolg gesiene,
opene inwidhlemmas. Ne dorste ic hira nnigum scean.
Bysmeredon hie unc butu tgdere. Eall ic ws mid blode bestemed,
begoten of s guman sidan,   sian he hfde his gast onsended.
50 Feala ic on am beorge gebiden hbbe Click for translation
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