The Wanderer is a poem which is originally written in Old English, sometimes described as an “elegy” and included in Exeter Book.
The Wanderer tells about a solitary dweller which told his sadness because he lost everything from his live, including his beloved person, children, friends, home and generous lord. He hoped that he able to find far or near someone who might be willing to console him with pleasures.
The dweller had left for long ago from his homeland, passing the darkness of the earth, ice-cold sea, frost and snow fall mixed with hail. On his journey, he always remembering about his sorrow and repeating it for several times.
He also suggested several attitudes that wise man must have. At the end part of this poem, he begged a mercy from his God.