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Anon Sól 41VII

Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 41’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 324.

Anonymous PoemsSólarljóð
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Sól ek sá;        svá þótti mér,
        sem ek sæja á göfgan guð;
henni ek laut        hinzta sinni
        aldaheimi í.

Ek sá sól; svá þótti mér, sem ek sæja á göfgan guð; ek laut henni hinzta sinni í aldaheimi.
 
‘I saw the sun; it seemed to me as if I were looking at worshipful God; I bowed to it for the last time in the world of men.

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII], G [6]. Sólarljóð 41: AI, 634, BI, 662, Skald I, 312, Bugge 1867, 363, Falk 1914, 19, Björn M. Ólsen 1915, 14, Fidjestøl 1979, 65, Njörður Njarðvík 1991, 72, Njörður Njarðvík 1993, 47, 119.

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