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Poem Title:  Beowulf (Episode 15)

Poem Category:  Mystical/ Mythology

Poet:  Olde English Anonymous

Poet Biography: 
This isn't so much a poets name as a category. Olde English poems tend to be mystical, extremely old poems whose origins are unclear and are LIKELY to be based on religious or social issues/stories of the day



Poem: 
There was hurry and hest in Heorot now
for hands to bedeck it, and dense was the throng
of men and women the wine-hall to cleanse,
the guest-room to garnish. Gold-gay shone the hangings
that were wove on the wall, and wonders many
to delight each mortal that looks upon them.
Though braced within by iron bands,
that building bright was broken sorely;
rent were its hinges; the roof alone
held safe and sound, when, seared with crime,
the fiendish foe his flight essayed,
of life despairing.


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