Norton Poetry Readathon - 4

(A chronicle of an attempted read through of The Norton Anthology of Poetry - 2,182 pages and 1,828 poems.)

After the Beowulf excerpt, a few more poems that are from the old English. Some of these are brief riddles and the longest and most interesting of the poems is The Seafarer, which is about what it sounds like, as far as subject matter is concerned.

After that it's on to some Anonymous Lyrics of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries. I'm using the fifth edition of the volume for this read through but I also have a copy of the first edition and it's at this point where that volume begins.

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