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Blakkr (Blakkr)

12th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

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.

Lausavísur — Blakkr LvII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Blakkr, Lausavísur’ 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. 649-51.

stanzas:  1   2 

Skj: Blakkr: 2. Lausavísur, 1187 (AI, 538, BI, 519)

in texts: Flat, Sv

SkP info: II, 649-51

notes: also has 'Sth. 20' in Skj

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance references search files

 

These two lvv. (Blakkr Lv 1-2) were both recited during the summer of 1187 (see also Nefari Lv). Both are preserved in mss 327, Flat, 8, E and 81a of Sv, and 327 is the main ms.
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated