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saga hwæt ic hatte by Selden

'I saw him once, standing among them, watching me pick rushes. The mist lay heavy that morning and we were both casting shadows through it, longer and greater than ourselves. But his was muddled among the spines and flowers of the blackthorn, so that the mist and the blossom and the black branches hung at his back like a wave about to break.' Luscious, dense, layered writing that repays rereading, circling round to a perfect ending. I don't know the source (mainly the Wife's Lament) but this stands alone. Simply lovely!

[Added 25/12/2017; Character Piece; 2500-6000; Exeter Book]