Wulfwaru, scribe and storyteller, has recited a West Saxon rendition of the only surviving work of Cædmon — the earliest known English poet:
Below is the text of the poem, choose whether you would like to see it in the original Ænglisc, the modern English or in runes, which were still used
in Cædmon's time, but as usage varied significantly there is no knowing which runes Cædmon may have used.
Now we must praise the Protector of the heavenly kingdom,
the might of the Measurer and His mind's purpose,
the work of the Father of Glory, as He for each of the wonders,
the eternal Lord, established a beginning.
He shaped first for the sons of the Earth
heaven as a roof, the Holy Maker;
then the Middle-World, mankind's Guardian,
the eternal Lord, made afterwards,
solid ground for men, the almighty Lord.