During the Old English period writers produced a variety of poems in many different genres, such as secular heroic poems, Old Testament narrative poems, poems about Christian saints, and elegiac poems.

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Andreas
Modern English translation by Charles W. Kennedy. [PDF]
Andreas
Modern English translation by Robert K. Root. Includes introduction and notes. Project Gutenberg e-book.
Battle of Brunanburh
Includes background information, Old English text, and modern English translations. Clicking on any line of the Old English text gives a literal translation of the line.
Battle of Brunanburh
Modern English translation by John Osborne.
Battle of Brunanburh Resource Site
Includes Old English text, modern English translation, and resources for study of the poem and battle. Provides modern English translations of relevant texts.
Battle of Finnsburh
Old English text and facing modern English translation by Benjamin Slade. Includes introduction and explanatory notes.
Battle of Finnsburh
Modern English translation of this poem and the Finn episode in Beowulf. Includes background information.
Brussels Cross
Old English text with modern English translation.
Christ and Satan
Modern English translation by Charles W. Kennedy.
Deor
Old English text and facing modern English translation by Benjamin Slade. Includes introduction and explanatory notes.
Deor
Old English text with facing modern English translation and textual notes.
Deor
Old English text with words hot-linked to glossary.
Deor
Modern English translation by Steve Pollington. Includes a sound recording of the Old English text.
Durham
Old English text with parallel modern English translation by Louis Rodrigues.
Durham
Old English text with parallel modern English translation by David Lisle Crane.
Fortunes of Men
Each word of the Old English text is hot-linked to a corresponding glossary entry.
Fortunes of Men
Modern English translation by Stith Thompson and Cosette Faust.
Franks Casket
Includes the texts of the Old English verse inscriptions on the casket and translations into modern English.
Guthlac
Charles W. Kennedy's modern English translation of the Guthlac A and Guthlac B poems. [PDF]
Husband's Message
Modern English translation. From Early English Poems Selected and Edited by Henry S. Pancoast and John Duncan Spaeth.
Husband's Message
Old English text with words hot-linked to glossary.
Husband's Message
Modern English translation. From the Anglo-Saxon Foundation.
Judgment Day I
Old English text and modern English translation by T.A. Shippey.
Judgment Day II
Old English text and modern English translation by J.R. Lumby.
Menologium
Modern English translation.
Meters of Boethius
Modern English translation by Walter Sedgefield.
Meters of Boethius
Modern English translation by Aaron Hostetter.
Panther
Albert S. Cook's edition of the three poems that make up the Old English bestiary: Panther, Whale, and Partridge. Includes introduction, parallel modern English verse translations by James H. Pittman, prose translations by Cook, and brief footnotes. Project Gutenberg eBook.
Panther
Old English text with parallel modern English translation by Louis Rodrigues.
Phoenix
Modern English translation by Charles W. Kennedy. [PDF]
Phoenix
Old English text and modern English translation by S.A.J. Bradley.
Riming Poem
Modern English translation. Includes analysis and interpretation of the poem.
Ruin
Modern English translation by Michael Alexander.
Ruin
Old English text with facing modern English translation by Sian Echard,
Ruin
Old English text with facing modern English translation by Richard Hamer.
Rune Poem
Modern English translation by Bruce Dickins, with pictures of each rune. Site also contains modern English translations of rune poems in other ancient Germanic languages.
Rune Poem
Old English text with modern English translation. Includes pictures of the runes.
Ruthwell Cross
Modern English translation of the Old English poem inscribed in runic characters on the Ruthwell Cross. Includes a video on the Ruthwell Cross.
Soul and Body I
Old English text and modern English translation by T.A. Shippey.
Waldere
Old English text and facing-page translation by Benjamin Slade. Includes introduction and explanatory notes.
Waldere
Old English text together with the related Latin poem Waltharius.
Waldere
Modern English translation by Stith Thomson and Cosette Faust.
Whale
Old English text with words hot-linked to glossary.
Widsith
Modern English translation by S.A.J. Bradley.
Widsith
Modern English translation by Bella Millet.
Wife's Lament
Old English text with words hot-linked to glossary. At University of Calgary.
Wife's Lament
Modern English translation by Roy Liuzza. [PDF]
Wife's Lament
Old English text with parallel modern English translation by Richard Hamer.
Wulf and Eadwacer
Modern English translation by Jonathan Glenn,
Wulf and Eadwacer
Old English text with modern English definition of each word.
Wulf and Eadwacer
Old English text with words hot-linked to glossary.
Wulf and Eadwacer
Old English text with parallel modern English translation by Richard Hamer.
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