The Runes on Weland's Sword


A SMITH makes me
To betray my Man
In my first fight.

To gather Gold
At the world's end
I am sent.

The Gold I gather
Comes into England
Out of deep water.

Like a shining Fish
Then it descends
Into deep Water.

It is not given
For goods or gear
But for the Thing.

The Gold I gather
A King covets
For an ill use.

The Gold I gather
Is drawn up
Out of deep water.

Like a shining Fish
Then it descends
Into deep Water.

It is not given
For gods or gear
But for the Thing.