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.
Nu ƿe sculon heriᵹean heofonrices ƿeard,
meotodes meahte ond his modᵹeþanc,
ƿeorc ƿuldorfæder, sƿa he ƿundra ᵹehƿæs,
ece drihten, or onstealde.
He ærest sceop eorðan bearnum
heofon to hrofe, haliᵹ scyppend;
þa middanᵹeard moncynnes ƿeard,
ece drihten, æfter teode,
firum foldan, frea ælmihtiᵹ.