The Ruin

Verse Indeterminate Saxon

Wrætlic is þes wealstan,     wyrde gebræcon;
burgstede burston,     brosnað enta geweorc.
Hrofas sind gehrorene,     hreorge torras,
hrungeat berofen,     hrim on lime,
5scearde scurbeorge     scorene, gedrorene,
ældo undereotone.     Eorðgrap hafað
waldend wyrhtan     forweorone, geleorene,
heardgripe hrusan,     oþ hund cnea
werþeoda gewitan.     Oft þæs wag gebad
10ræghar ond readfah     rice æfter oþrum,
ofstonden under stormum;     steap geap gedreas.
Wonað giet se     ...num geheapen,
fel on    
grimme gegrunden    
15scan     heo...
...g orþonc     ærsceaft
...g     lamrindum beag
mod mo...     ...yne swiftne gebrægd
hwætred in hringas,     hygerof gebond
20weallwalan wirum     wundrum togædre.
Beorht wæron burgræced,     burnsele monige,
heah horngestreon,     heresweg micel,
meodoheall monig     %%M%% dreama full,
oþþæt þæt onwende     wyrd seo swiþe.
25Crungon walo wide,     cwoman woldagas,
swylt eall fornom     secgrofra wera;
wurdon hyra wigsteal     westen staþolas,
brosnade burgsteall.     Betend crungon
hergas to hrusan.     Forþon þas hofu dreorgiað,
30ond þæs teaforgeapa     tigelum sceadeð
hrostbeages hrof.     Hryre wong gecrong
gebrocen to beorgum,     þær iu beorn monig
glædmod ond goldbeorht     gleoma gefrætwed,
wlonc ond wingal     wighyrstum scan;
35seah on sinc, on sylfor,     on searogimmas,
on ead, on æht,     on eorcanstan,
on þas beorhtan burg     bradan rices.
Stanhofu stodan,     stream hate wearp
widan wylme;     weal eall befeng
40beorhtan bosme,     þær þa baþu wæron,
hat on hreþre.     Þæt wæs hyðelic.
Leton þonne geotan    
ofer harne stan     hate streamas
un...    
45...þþæt hringmere     hate
    þær þa baþu wæron.
þonne is    
...re;     þæt is cynelic þing,
huse ......     burg....