Beowulf, lines 30–35

Beowulf, lines 30–35
Viperine water snake (Natrix maura), Extremadura, Spain. By Charles James Sharp via Wikimedia Commons.

THE LAND'S FAVORITE LEADER RULED IT A LONG TIME

THERE AT THE HARBOR STOOD WITH A RINGED PROW

ICY AND SAILNEEDING

A BOAT FOR A HERO

THEY LAID THE LOVELY PRINCE IN IT

RING GIVER TREASURE GIVER

IN THE BOAT'S BOSOM

SAFE UNDER ITS MAST


Today's lines:

Leof landfruma lange ahte / Þær æt hyðe stod hringedstefna / isig 7 utfus / æþelinges fær. / Aledon þa leofne þeoden / beaga bryttan on bearm scipes / mærne be mæste