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It has the kind of somber power one can sense in translations of Dark Ages poetry.
Imagine the subject speaking to you.
With the riddle-poem comes the riddle-game.
In general, these are the steps you'll usually go through:.
The translation of the beam-of-wood riddle given above is a particularly fine example of long-meter in modern English.
A singular pun:
And so we have it:.
Getting the Right Sound It works better to blend some features of long-meter into modern forms.
The best-documented, and the one we'll be taking our model from, is the riddle-poem tradition of the Anglo-Saxons, the Vikings, and the Teutons.
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