Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Bjarni Kálfsson (BjKálfs)

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

Lausavísa (Lv) - 1

Skj info: Bjarni Kálfsson, Islandsk(?) skjald, 12. årh. (AI, 536-7, BI, 517).

Skj poems:
1. Lausavísa

Lausavísa — BjKálfs LvII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Bjarni Kálfsson, Lausavísa’ 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. 639-40.


Skj: Bjarni Kálfsson: 1. Lausavísa, 1182 (AI, 536-7, BI, 517); stanzas (if different): [v]

Full edition, translation and commentary for this verse can be found in the printed volume II, pp. 639-40. See the Brepols website for more information. The text below is from a superseded edition (Skj where relevant). Do not refer to this site when using the text below.

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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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

Fant sék hvern á hesti,
hér's nú siðr enn vesti,
(leið eigum vér langa)
en lendir menn ganga;
hirðmenn skulu hlaupa,
hér esat gótt til kaupa,
(munka mǫrgu kvíða),
en matsveinar ríða.  (dróttkvætt runhent)

texts: Flat 815, Sv 6

editions: Skj Bjarni Kálfsson: 1. Lausavísa (AI, 536-7; BI, 517); Skald I, 253; ÍF 30, 107 (ch. 68), Sv 1920, 75, Flat 1860-8, II, 596, E 1916, 320, Sv 1910-86, 89.


AM 327 4° (327) 36v, 21 - 36v, 24 (Sv)  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 152ra, 50 - 152ra, 50 (Sv)  image  image  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 92r, 17 - 92r, 19 (Sv)  image  
AM 81 a fol (81a) 20ra - 20ra (Sv)  image  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 15r, 2 - 15r, 9  image  
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