Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Bǫlverkr Arnórsson (Bǫlv)

11th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

Drápa about Haraldr harðráði (Hardr) - 8

Skj info: Bǫlverkr Arnórsson, Islandsk skjald, 11. årh. (AI, 385-7, BI, 355-7).

Skj poems:
Drape om Harald hårdråde

Drápa about Haraldr harðráði — Bǫlv HardrII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Bǫlverkr Arnórsson, Drápa about Haraldr harðráði’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 286-93.

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Skj: Bǫlverkr Arnórsson: Drape om Harald hårdråde (AI, 385-7, BI, 355-7)

Full edition, translation and commentary for this verse can be found in the printed volume II, pp. 288-9. See the Brepols website for more information. The text below is from a superseded edition (Skj where relevant). Do not refer to this site when using the text below.

2 — Bǫlv Hardr 2II

Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Bǫlverkr Arnórsson, Drápa about Haraldr harðráði 2’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 288-9.

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Hart kníði svǫl svartan
snekkju brand, fyr landi,
skúr, en skrautla bôru
skeiðr brynjaðar reiði;
mætr hilmir sá malma
Miklagarðs fyr barði;
mǫrg skriðu beit at borgar
barmfǫgr hôum armi.

texts: Flat 1018, H-Hr 83, HSig 5 (III 80), MH 49, Hkr 459 (III 80)

editions: Skj Bǫlverkr Arnórsson: Drape om Harald hårdråde 2 (AI, 385; BI, 355); Skald I, 178, NN §§806, 1078, 2035; ÍF 28, 71 (HSig ch. 2), F 1871, 193, E 1916, 34; Fms 6, 134 (HSig ch. 3); Flat 1860-8, III, 290, Mork 1928-32, 59, Andersson and Gade 2000, 132, 472 (MH).

sources

AM 63 folx (Kx) 522r, 5 - 522r, 12 (Hkr)  image  
AM 39 fol (39) 18vb, 15 - 18vb, 15 (Hkr)  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 42ra, 17 - 42ra, 20 (Hkr)  image  image  image  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 10r, 19 - 10r, 20 (Hkr)  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 257v, 11 - 257v, 18 (Hkr)  image  
AM 66 fol (H) 21v, 9 - 21v, 9 (H-Hr)  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 16rb, 31 - 16rb, 31 (H-Hr)  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 192va - 192va (Flat)  image  image  
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