12th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;
1. Breiðskeggsdrápa (Breiðdr) - 2
2. Lausavísur (Lv) - 2
Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 255, 264, 278) tells us that Blakkr (called ‘Blakkr skáld’ in Sv, ÍF 30, 176) was one of King Sverrir Sigurðarson’s poets, but none of his poems about Sverrir has survived. He stayed with Sverrir 1187-91. According to Finnur Jónsson (SnE 1848-87, III, 649; Skj) Blakkr was an Icelander, but there is no evidence to support that assumption.
Breiðskeggsdrápa (‘Drápa about Breiðskeggr’)
Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Blakkr, Breiðskeggsdrápa’ 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. 647-51.
Skj: Blakkr: 1. Breiðskeggsdrápa, o. 1191 (AI, 537, BI, 518)
in texts: Flat, Sv
SkP info: II, 647-51
also has 'Sth. 20' in Skj
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8 - 13r/6-13r/8 (VEÞ)|
Bio᷎rt kueða brenna kertí breiðskeggs yfir leiðí . lioss veít ek at mvn missa | meíʀ ho᷎fþingí þeira . vítvm at vánir betri vęr hugðumz þvi brugðvmz þollr feck illt með | aullu . avrþings af gerníngvm.
8 - 13r/9-13r/9 (VEÞ)|
Nv er frið spillir fallinn fęst gott ok dul hęsta |