Metrical Charm 8 For a Swarm of Bees

Verse Indeterminate Saxon

Wi ymbe nim eorpan, oferweorp mid pinre swipran handa under pinum swipran fet, and cwet: Fo ic under fot, funde ic hit. Hw«t, eore m«g wi ealra wihta gehwilce

and wi andan and wi «minde and wi pa micelan mannes tungan.

And wion forweorp ofer greot, ponne hi swirman, and cwe:

Sitte ge, sigewif, siga to eorpan!

N«fre ge wilde to wuda fleogan.

Beo ge swa gemindige mines godes, swa bi manna gehwilc metes and epeles.

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