The Ruin – Anglo-Saxon Poetry

Stone ruins

The Ruin is a beautifully poignant Anglo-Saxon poem, written in the 8th century AD.

In the poem the author reflects on the transiency of human life and the frailty of human endeavour; as he stands before the massive stone ruins of the ancient Roman Britain town of Aquae Sulis. In writing the poem its author reflects: how strange are the Wyrd ways – that is, the ways of Fate – inflicted upon the lives of men during their short sojourn on earth.

Want to know more?

Twitter icon
iTunes Icon

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s