Anhaga is an Old English word which can be translated as “lone one”, or “solitary warrior.” I use it to mean “lone wanderer.” Since my earliest days I have felt alone. Here is a verse from a poem composed when I was perhaps seventeen or eighteen, and even then I was building on a body of work which had this as a recurrent theme:
The wanderer walked along his life,
His heart his load,
No friend had he in all the world
Except the road.