Ptarmigan

a grouse with completely feathered feet

1/03/2005

From the complete corpus of Anglo-Saxon poetry

Metrical Charm 7: For the Water-Elf Disease

Verse Indeterminate Saxon


Gif mon biþ on wæterælfadle, þonne beoþ him þa hand-
næglas wonne and þa eagan tearige and wile locian niþer.
Do him þis to læcedome: eoforþrote, cassuc, fone nioþo-
weard, eowberge, elehtre, eolone, merscmealwan crop,

5

fenminte, dile, lilie, attorlaþe, polleie, marubie, docce, ellen,
felterre, wermod, streawbergean leaf, consolde; ofgeot mid
ealaþ, do hæligwæter to, sing þis gealdor ofer þriwa:
Ic benne awrat betest beadowræda,
swa benne ne burnon, ne burston,

10

ne fundian, ne feologan,
ne hoppettan, ne wund waxsian,
ne dolh diopian; ac him self healde halewæge,
ne ace þe þon ma, þe eorþan on eare ace.
Sing þis manegum siþum: Eorþe þe onbere eallum hire

15

mihtum and mægenum. þas galdor mon mæg singan on
wunde.

(no, I can't read this. But it's fun to read).

2 Comments:

At 1/04/2005 03:16:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hæligwæter? hæligwæter?? what a crock!

clearly this is a recipe for unicorn paste.

barth

 
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