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Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry Nordic Verse Runic Verse (roon: Old English meaning mystery) is a genre of verse that originally referred to 3 poems, Old Norse, Icelandic and Anglo Saxon. It is predicated on the power and magic of words. Symbols of the Tuetonic alphabet are associated with Runes which are carved on swords, chalices and stones. Verse was used by the ancient cultures as memory aids, this is especially true of Runic Verse. One ancient verse is merely a list of the rune symbols and their meaning. The earliest recorded Runic Verse is the 8th century Old Norse poem in