The Wanderer

Photo showing a shadow of a man carrying a walking stick.  The shadow appears on a grassy hill alongside a road.


Please visit the web page for “The Wanderer,” where you will find the original Old English version of the poem next to a modern translation.

Remember that the modern English is a translation and so we cannot analyze it in the same way we might analyze a modern poem because we cannot analyze the poet’s own words. However, we can use the translation to gain a basic understanding of the poem’s main ideas.