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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Brúðkaupsvísur (Brúðv) - 33

Brúðkaupsvísur (‘Vísur about a Wedding’) — Anon BrúðvVII

Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Brúðkaupsvísur’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 527-53.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33 

SkP info: VII, 540

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16 — Anon Brúðv 16VII

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Cite as: Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur 16’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 540.

‘Skuldar máttu, ský-Baldr,
skilja — eru sakir til
sárar — þótt sie mier
sorgir í hugar borg.
Væn hugðumz vera þín
vinmær allkær,
báru, en þú bregðz mier
bálruðr, um það mál.

 

You can understand, {Baldr {of the cloud of Skuld}}, [(lit. ‘cloud-Baldr of Skuld’) SHIELD > WARRIOR] seeing that I have cares in {the stronghold of the mind}; [BREAST] grievous offences are the cause. I thought I was your beautiful, very dear beloved maiden, but you deceive me, {bush {of the flame of the wave}}, [(lit. ‘flame-bush of the wave’) GOLD > MAN] in that matter.

notes: Both in Mar and here Mary represents herself as the young man’s true betrothed.

editions: Skj Not in Skj; ÍM II, 132.

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AM 721 4° (721) 14v, 15 - 14v, 16  transcr.  image  image  
AM 1032 4°x (1032x) 104v, 2 - 104v, 9  transcr.  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) 7, 2 - 7, 9  transcr.  
Lbs 2166 4°x (2166x) 7, 1 - 7, 8  transcr.  
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