The End of the Matter

Below is a poem of mine in the Anglo-Saxon form of poetry. Instead of rhyme being the primary form of unity, Anglo-Saxon poetry is built on alliteration. Other features include kennings (a concept formed from two words being put together), synecdoche and metonymy, and earthy language.

The world’s weight		    Will wash away
When heavy hearts		He holds high.
The life-laden			    Leap in praise
The toil-trodden,		        Troubled souls find
Relief and rest			‘Round the throne
As the Almighty		        Affirms His saints:
“Life well-given,		        Good and Faithful.”

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