As sinful human beings become less human morally in their behaviour, the trees become more human physically by their bleeding.
To the late Anglo-Saxons the Amazons were women but not as they knew them: queens who ruled rather than queens consort, as well as conquerors, warriors, pagans, self-mutilators, from elsewhere.
The Seafarer describes the irresistible call to sea and his experiences on the ocean, but this is a poem of the mind.
Then the enemy, the antagonist to Creation, the Devil’s messenger, began to gather his gear in the visible darkness. He placed a great helm of invisibility and deceit on his head.