The Meters of Boethius: Meter 3

Verse Indeterminate Saxon

æala, on hu grimmum     and hu grundleasum
seaðe swinceð     þæt sweorcende mod,
þonne hit þa strongan     stormas beatað
weoruldbisgunga,     þonne hit winnende
5his agen leoht     an forlæteð,
and mid uua forgit     þone ecan gefean,
ðringð on þa ðiostro     ðisse worulde,
sorgum geswenced.     Swa is þissum nu
mode gelumpen,     nu hit mare ne wat
10for gode godes     buton gnornunge
fremdre worulde.     Him is frofre ðearf.