Sleep of the sword / bright guarantee of God

+++ Time and again, foul things attacked me,Lurking and stalking, but I lashed out,gave as good as I got with my sword.My flesh was not for feasting on, there would be no monsters gnawing and gloatingover their banquet at the bottom of the sea.Instead, in the morning, mangled and sleepingthe sleep of the sword, they slopped and floatedlike the ocean’s leavings. From now onsailors would be safe, the deep-sea raidswere over for good. Light came from the east, bright guarantee of God, and the waveswent quiet; I could see headlandsand buffeted cliffs. –Beowulf, Heaney translation, 559-574 +++ mizzle, noun.Light rain; drizzle. kith,…

vocab via Beowulf, Heaney

tumulous, adj. Having many mounds or small hills. lambent, adj.1. Flickering lightly over or on a surface: lambent moonlight.2. Effortlessly light or brilliant: lambent wit.3. Having a gentle glow; luminous.  chthonic, adj. Concerning, belonging to, or inhabiting the underworld. oneiric, adj. Of or relating to dreams or dreaming.