Torc of Fire, Torc of Linden

Received English version

 Bright Battle is asleep,
 in a torc of fire,
 in a torc of linden shields
 at top of a peak called Hindfell.

 After hearing from Nuthatch
 about Bright Battle
 Siggy wants to see
 for himself, journeys to Hindfell.

 With his horse
 he splinters through the linden shields
 and leaps the lapping flames
 to get to the sleeping maiden

 With sharp blade he slices
 through thetight bound straps
 of her corselet, so it falls
 on the floor, and he kisses her.

 She awakes and tells him
 ” I have been trapped here
 by One Eye when I picked
 the wrong dead king to fetch
 back to the great mead hall.

 One Eye stabbed me with a sleeping
 thorn and put me on top
 of this peak asleep
 with flame and wood around.

 And gave us to believe
 only a mortal kiss
 from such as yourself
 who has braved the wood
 and the fire would set us free.

 You have freed us
 and I am beholden to you.”
 They fall hard
 for each other.

 No need of horse
 he eases through
 her fleshy torc of fire
 her unbroken torc of linden.

 Dialect version

 Bright Battle is fast on,
 in a torc o’ fire,
 in a torc o’ linden shields
 at  peak called Hindfell.

 Atta hearing from Nuthatch
 abaht Bright Battle
 Siggy wants to see
 for himsen, goes to Hindfell.

 Wi his horse
 splinters through linden,
 leaps lappin flames
 to get to fast on virgin lass.

 Wi sharp blade slices
 through tight bound straps
 o’ her corselet, so it falls
 on flooar, an snogs her.

 She weks an tells him
 as “av been trapped here
 by One Eye when I picked
 wrong dead king to fetch
 back to grate mead hall.

 an stabs us wi sleeping
 thorn an sets us atop
 this peak fast on
 wi flame and wood arahnd.

 An giz us to believe
 as only a mortal kiss
 from such as thee sen
 as has braved wood
 an fire as set us free.

 Thas freed us
 an a owe thee.”
 They fall hard
 on each other.

 No need of horse
 he eases through
 her fleshy torc o’ fire
 her unbrok torc o’ linden.

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