>Excerpts from Beowulf (lines 210-225)
translated by Charles W. Kennedy (1940)
For a full translation of Beowulf
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THE ELECTRONIC BEOWULF
- The eager mariners mounted the prow;
- Billows were breaking, sea against sand.
- In the ship's hold snugle they stowed their trappings,
- Gleaming armour and battle-gear:
- Launched the vessle, the well-braced bark,
- Seaward bound on a joyous journey.
- Over breaking billows, with bellying sail
- And foamy beak, like a flying bird
- The ship sped on, till the next day's sun
- Showed sea-cliffs shining, towering hills
- And stretching headlands. The sea was crossed,
- The voyage ended, the vessl moored.
- And the Weder people waded ashore
- With clatter of trappings and coats of mail;
- Gave thanks to God that His grace had granted
- Sea paths safe for their ocean-journey.