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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

III. 2. Morginsól (Morg) - 1

2.1: Morginsól (‘Morning Sun’) — Anon MorgIII

Margaret Clunies Ross 2017, ‘ Anonymous, Morginsól’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 510. <> (accessed 17 May 2022)

stanzas:  1 

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: A. 2. Morginsól (AI, 590, BI, 590); stanzas (if different): [v]

in texts: LaufE, SnE, SnEW

SkP info: III, 510

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Nothing is known of the anonymous poem Morginsól ‘Morning Sun’ (Anon Morg) beyond its attractive name, which, together with its one surviving helmingr, indicates that its subject was love for a beautiful woman. The poem’s title, and the helmingr itself, are among the verses preserved in the part of SnE extant only in W, the main ms. for this edition. It was copied from W by Magnús Ólafsson in LaufE and is found in the Y version of LaufE (represented here by mss 2368ˣ and 743ˣ). The metre of the helmingr is dróttkvætt. Finnur Jónsson (Skj) dated the fragment tentatively to the twelfth century, although it could be earlier or a little later.
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