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

Verse Indeterminate Saxon

1 HŠbbe ic gefrugnen ■Štte is feor heonan
eastdŠlum on Š■elast londa,
firum gefrŠge. Nis se foldan sceat
ofer middangeard mongum gefere
5 folcagendra, ac he afyrred is
■urh meotudes meaht manfremmendum.
Wlitig is se wong eall, wynnum geblissad
mid ■am fŠgrestum foldan stencum.
Šnlic is ■Št iglond, Š■ele se wyrhta,
10 modig, meahtum spedig, se ■a moldan gesette.
­Šr bi­ oft open eadgum togeanes
onhliden hleo■ra wyn, heofonrices duru.
■Št is wynsum wong, wealdas grene,
rume under roderum. Ne mŠg ■Šr ren ne snaw,
15 ne forstes fnŠst, ne fyres blŠst,
ne hŠgles hryre, ne hrimes dryre,
ne sunnan hŠtu, ne sincaldu,
ne wearm weder, ne winterscur
wihte gewyrdan, ac se wong seoma­
20 eadig ond onsund. Is ■Št Š■ele lond
blostmum geblowen. Beorgas ■Šr ne muntas
steape ne stonda­, ne stanclifu
heah hlifia­, swa her mid us,
ne dene ne dalu ne dunscrafu,
25 hlŠwas ne hlincas, ne ■Šr hleona­ oo
unsme■es wiht, ac se Š■ela feld
wrida­ under wolcnum, wynnum geblowen.
28 Is ■Št torhte lond twelfum herra,
folde fŠ­mrimes, swa us gefreogum gleawe
30 witgan ■urh wisdom on gewritum cy■a­,
■onne Šnig ■ara beorga ■e her beorhte mid us
hea hlifia­ under heofontunglum.
33 Smylte is se sigewong; sunbearo lixe­,
wuduholt wynlic. WŠstmas ne dreosa­,
35 beorhte blede, ac ■a beamas a
grene stonda­, swa him god bibead.
Wintres ond sumeres wudu bi­ gelice
bledum gehongen; nŠfre brosnia­
leaf under lyfte, ne him lig sce■e­
40 Šfre to ealdre, Šr■on edwenden
worulde geweor­e. Swa iu wŠtres ■rym
ealne middangeard mereflod ■eahte,
eor■an ymbhwyrft, ■a se Š■ela wong,
ŠghwŠs onsund, wi­ y­fare
45 gehealden stod hreora wŠga,
eadig, unwemme, ■urh est godes;
bide­ swa geblowen o­ bŠles cyme,
dryhtnes domes, ■onne dea­rŠced,
hŠle■a heolstorcofan, onhliden weor■a­.
50 Nis ■Šr on ■am londe la­geni­la,
ne wop ne wracu, weatacen nan,
yldu ne yrm­u ne se enga dea­,
ne lifes lyre, ne la■es cyme,
ne synn ne sacu ne sarwracu,
55 ne wŠdle gewin, ne welan onsyn,
ne sorg ne slŠp ne swar leger,
ne wintergeweorp, ne wedra gebregd,
hreoh under heofonum, ne se hearda forst,
caldum cylegicelum, cnyse­ Šnigne.
60 ■Šr ne hŠgl ne hrim hreosa­ to foldan,
ne windig wolcen, ne ■Šr wŠter fealle■,
lyfte gebysgad, ac ■Šr lagustreamas,
wundrum wrŠtlice, wyllan onspringa­
fŠgrum flodwylmum. Foldan lecca■
65 wŠter wynsumu of ■Šs wuda midle;
■a mon■a gehwam of ■Šre moldan tyrf
brimcald breca­, bearo ealne geondfara­,
■ragum ■rymlice. Is ■Št ■eodnes gebod,
■Štte twelf si■um ■Št tirfŠste
70 lond geondlace lagufloda wynn.
Sindon ■a bearwas bledum gehongne,
wlitigum wŠstmum, ■Šr no wania­ o,
halge under heofonum, holtes frŠtwe.
Ne fealla­ ■Šr on foldan fealwe blostman,
75 wudubeama wlite, ac ■Šr wrŠtlice
on ■am treowum symle telgan gehladene,
ofett edniwe, in ealle tid
on ■am grŠswonge grene stonda■,
gehroden hyhtlice haliges meahtum,
80 beorhtast bearwa. No gebrocen weor■e­
holt on hiwe, ■Šr se halga stenc
wuna■ geond wynlond; ■Št onwended ne bi­
Šfre to ealdre, Šr■on endige
frod fyrngeweorc se hit on frym■e gescop.
85 ­one wudu wearda■ wundrum fŠger
fugel fe■rum strong, se is fenix haten.
■Šr se anhaga eard bihealde■,
deormod drohta­; nŠfre him dea■ sce■e­
on ■am willwonge, ■enden woruld stonde■.
90 Se sceal ■Šre sunnan si­ behealdan
ond ongean cuman godes condelle,
glŠdum gimme, georne bewitigan,
hwonne up cyme Š■elast tungla
ofer y­mere estan lixan,
95 fŠder fyrngeweorc frŠtwum blican,
torht tacen godes. Tungol beo■ ahyded,
gewiten under wa■eman westdŠlas on,
bideglad on dŠgred, ond seo deorce niht
won gewite­; ■onne wa■um strong
100 fugel fe■rum wlonc on firgenstream
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