Poetry Corner: It is ever thus

The aurochs is proud and has great horns

The aurochs is proud and has great horns

ᚢ Ur
The aurochs is proud and has great horns;
it is a very savage beast and fights with its horns;
a great ranger of the moors, it is a creature of mettle.

ᚦ Thorn
The thorn is exceedingly sharp,
an evil thing for any knight to touch,
uncommonly severe on all who sit among them.

ᚱ Rad
Riding seems easy to every warrior while he is indoors
and very courageous to him who traverses the high-roads
on the back of a stout horse.

(The Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem)

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