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

Verse Indeterminate Saxon

Huru, s behofa hlea ghwylc
t he his sawle si sylfa geence,
hu t bi deoplic onne se dea cyme,
asyndre a sybbe e r samod wron,
5 lic ond sawle! Lang bi syan
t se gast nime t gode sylfum
swa wite swa wuldor, swa him on worulde r
efne t eorft r geworhte.
9 Sceal se gast cuman geohum hremig,
10 symble ymbe seofon niht sawle findan
one lichoman e hie r lange wg,
reo hund wintra, butan r eodcyning,
lmihtig god, ende worulde
wyrcan wille, weoruda dryhten.
15 Cleopa onne swa cearful cealdan reorde,
sprece grimlice se gast to am duste:
"Hwt, druh u dreorega, to hwan drehtest u me,
eoran fulnes eal forwisnad,
lames gelicnes! Lyt u gemundest
20 to hwan inre sawle ing sian wurde,
syan of lichoman lded wre!
Hwt, wite u me, weriga! Hwt, u huru wyrma gyfl
lyt geohtest, a u lustgryrum eallum
ful geeodest, hu u on eoran scealt
25 wyrmum to wiste! Hwt, u on worulde r
lyt geohtest hu is is us lang hider!
27 Hwt, e la engel ufan of roderum
sawle onsende urh his sylfes hand,
meotod lmihtig, of his mgenrymme,
30 ond e gebohte blode y halgan,
ond u me mid y heardan hungre gebunde
32 ond gehftnedest helle witum!
Eardode ic e on innan. Ne meahte ic e of cuman,
flsce befangen, ond me fyrenlustas
35 ine gerungon. t me uhte ful oft
t hit wre XXX usend wintra
to inum deadge. A ic uncres gedales onbad
earfolice. Nis nu huru se ende to god!
39 Wre u e wiste wlanc ond wines sd,
40 rymful unedest, ond ic ofyrsted ws
godes lichoman, gastes drynces.
Foran u ne hogodest her on life,
syan ic e on worulde wunian sceolde,
t u wre urh flsc ond urh fyrenlustas
45 strange gestryned ond gestaolod urh me,
ond ic ws gast on e fram gode sended.
47 Nfre u me wi swa heardum helle witum
ne generedest urh inra nieda lust.
Scealt u minra gesynta sceame rowian
50 on am myclan dge onne eall manna cynn
51 se ancenneda ealle gesamna.
Ne eart u on leofra nnigum lifigendra
men to gemccan, ne meder ne fder
ne nnigum gesybban, onne se swearta hrefen,
55 syan ic ana of e ut siode
urh s sylfes hand e ic r onsended ws.
Ne magon e nu heonon adon hyrsta a readan
ne gold ne seolfor ne inra goda nan,
ne inre bryde beag ne in boldwela,
60 ne nan ara goda e u iu ahtest,
ac her sceolon onbidan ban bereafod,
besliten synum, ond e in sawl sceal
minum unwillum oft gesecan,
wemman e mid wordum, swa u worhtest to me.
65 Eart u nu dumb ond deaf, ne synt ine dreamas awiht.
Sceal ic e nihtes swa eah nede gesecan,
synnum gesargod, ond eft sona fram e
hweorfan on hancred, onne halige men
lifiendum gode lofsang do,
70 secan a hamas e u me her scrife,
71 ond a arleasan eardungstowe,
ond e sculon her moldwyrmas manige ceowan,
slitan sarlice swearte wihta,
74 gifre ond grdige. Ne synt ine hta awihte
75 e u her on moldan mannum eowdest.
Foran e wre selre swie mycle
onne e wron ealle eoran speda,
(butan u hie gedlde dryhtne sylfum),
r u wurde t fryme fugel oe fisc on s,
80 oe on eoran neat tes tilode,
feldgangende feoh butan snyttro,
oe on westenne wildra deora
t wyrreste, r swa god wolde,
ge eah u wre wyrma cynna
85 t grimmeste, r swa god wolde,
onne u fre on moldan man gewurde
oe fre fulwihte onfon sceolde.
88 onne u for unc bm andwyrdan scealt
89 on am miclan dge, onne mannum beo
90 wunda onwrigene, a e on worulde r
fyrenfulle men fyrn geworhton,
92 onne wyle dryhten sylf dda gehyran
hlea gehwylces, heofena scippend,
94 t ealra manna gehws mues reorde
95 wunde wierlean. Ac hwt wylt u r
96 on am domdge dryhtne secgan?
onne ne bi nan na to s lytel li on lime aweaxen,
t u ne scyle for anra gehwylcum onsundrum
99 riht agildan, onne ree bi
100 dryhten t am dome. Ac hwt do wyt unc?
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