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

Nothing is known about Bǫlverkr except that, according to Fsk (ÍF 29, 245) and Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 254, 262, 275), he was the brother of the skald Þjóðólfr Arnórsson (ÞjóðA). See also Finnur Jónsson in SnE 1848-87, III, 590-1.

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)

in texts: Flat, Fsk, H-Hr, Hkr, HSig, MH, Mork, ÓH, Skm, SnE

SkP info: II, 286-93

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1 Vol. 2. Bǫlverkr Arnórsson, Drápa about Haraldr harðráði, 1 [Vol. 2, 286-8] — Bǫlv Hardr 1II

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Mildingr straukt of mækis
munn, es lézt af gunni;
holds vant hrafn of fyldan
hrás; þaut vargr í ási;
en gramr (né frák fremra
friðskerði þér verða)
austr vast ár et næsta
ǫrðiglyndr í Gǫrðum.

Skj: Bǫlverkr Arnórsson: Drape om Harald hårdråde 1 (AI, 385; BI, 355); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 301x, 321x, 325V, 325VII, 39, 51x, 61, 73ax, 972x, Bb, E, F, Flat, FskAx, FskBx, H, Holm2, Holm4, Hr, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 1015, Fsk 181, H-Hr 79, HSig 3, MH 46, ÓH 168(164)
 
2 Vol. 2. Bǫlverkr Arnórsson, Drápa about Haraldr harðráði, 2 [Vol. 2, 288-9] — Bǫlv Hardr 2II

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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.

Skj: Bǫlverkr Arnórsson: Drape om Harald hårdråde 2 (AI, 385; BI, 355); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 39, E, F, Flat, H, Hr, J2x, Kx; texts: Flat 1018, H-Hr 83, HSig 5, MH 49
 
3 Vol. 2. Bǫlverkr Arnórsson, Drápa about Haraldr harðráði, 3 [Vol. 2, 289] — Bǫlv Hardr 3II

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).

Snjallr rauð í styr stillir
stôl ok gekk á mála;
háðisk hvert ár síðan
hildr, sem sjalfir vilduð.

Skj: Bǫlverkr Arnórsson: Drape om Harald hårdråde 3 (AI, 385; BI, 355); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: Flat, H, Hr; texts: Flat 1019, H-Hr 84, MH 50
 
4 Vol. 2. Bǫlverkr Arnórsson, Drápa about Haraldr harðráði, 4 [Vol. 2, 289-90] — Bǫlv Hardr 4II

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).

Súð varð, þars blés blóði,
bǫrð rendusk at jǫrðu,
(vátt drengliga dróttinn)
dreyra full við eyri;
vann und sik fyr sunnan
Sikiley, liði miklu,
sand, þars sveiti skyndi,
sokkit lík, of stokka.

Skj: Bǫlverkr Arnórsson: Drape om Harald hårdråde 4 (AI, 386; BI, 355-6); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: H, Hr; texts: H-Hr 88
 
5 Vol. 2. Bǫlverkr Arnórsson, Drápa about Haraldr harðráði, 5 [Vol. 2, 290-1] — Bǫlv Hardr 5II

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).

Rétt við rausn at hætta,
reiðmæltr jǫfurr, skeiðum
prýddr, lá byrr at breiddu,
Blálands á vit, stáli;
laust, en lauka reisti
lofðungr við sæ þungan,
skúr á skjaldrim dýra
skokks mjǫll á þrǫm stokkinn.

Skj: Bǫlverkr Arnórsson: Drape om Harald hårdråde 5 (AI, 386; BI, 356); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: H, Hr; texts: H-Hr 89
 
6 Vol. 2. Bǫlverkr Arnórsson, Drápa about Haraldr harðráði, 6 [Vol. 2, 291] — Bǫlv Hardr 6II

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).

Gramr nenninn hefr gunni,
gekk ferð ok hjó sverðum,
snǫrp háðisk þá síðan
snerra, gagn ór hverri.

Skj: Bǫlverkr Arnórsson: Drape om Harald hårdråde 6 (AI, 386; BI, 356); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: H, Hr; texts: H-Hr 90
 
7 Vol. 2. Bǫlverkr Arnórsson, Drápa about Haraldr harðráði, 7 [Vol. 2, 292] — Bǫlv Hardr 7II

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).

Heimil varð, es heyrðak,
hoddstríðir, þér síðan,
grœn, en goll bautt hônum,
grund es Magnús funduð;
endisk ykkar frænda
allfriðliga á miðli
sætt, en síðan vætti
Sveinn rómǫldu einnar.

Skj: Bǫlverkr Arnórsson: Drape om Harald hårdråde 7 (AI, 386; BI, 356); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 301x, 39, 51x, E, F, Flat, FskAx, FskBx, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: Flat 1027, Fsk 199, H-Hr 114, HSig 23, MH 58, Mork 20
 
8 Vol. 2. Bǫlverkr Arnórsson, Drápa about Haraldr harðráði, 8 [Vol. 2, 293] — Bǫlv Hardr 8II

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).

Leiðangr bjótt af láði
(lǫgr gekk of skip) fǫgru,
gjalfrstóðum reist grœði
glæstum, ár et næsta,
skokkr lá dýrr á døkkri,
Danir vôru þá, bôru,
(skeiðr sá herr fyr hauðri
hlaðnar) illa staðnir.

Skj: Bǫlverkr Arnórsson: Drape om Harald hårdråde 8 (AI, 386-7; BI, 356-7); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 301x, 39, A, C, E, F, Flat, FskAx, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork, R, Tx; texts: Flat 1040, Fsk 203, H-Hr 128, HSig 27, MH 71, Mork 31, Skm 357
 
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