Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Blakkr (Blakkr)

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

1. Breiðskeggsdrápa (Breiðdr) - 2

Skj info: Blakkr, Islandsk skjald, 12. årh. (AI, 537-8, BI, 518-19).

Skj poems:
1. Breiðskeggsdrápa
2. Lausavísur

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’) — Blakkr BreiðdrII

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.

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Skj: Blakkr: 1. Breiðskeggsdrápa, o. 1191 (AI, 537, BI, 518)

SkP info: II, 648

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2 — Blakkr Breiðdr 2II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Blakkr, Breiðskeggsdrápa 2’ 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, p. 648.

Hafði, hér meðan lifði,
hvárttveggja Breiðskeggi:
— nús friðspillir fallinn —
fæst gótt ok dul hæsta.

Breiðskeggi hafði, meðan lifði hér, hvárttveggja: fæst gótt ok hæsta dul; nús friðspillir fallinn.

Breiðskeggi had, while he lived here, two qualities: the least goodness and the greatest conceit; now the peace-spoiler has fallen.

texts: Sv 14, Flat 820

editions: Skj Blakkr: 1. Breiðskeggsdrápa 2 (AI, 537-8; BI, 518); Skald I, 253; ÍF 30, 177 (ch. 116), Sv 1920, 122, Flat 1860-8, II, 636, E 1916, 364, Sv 1910-86, 152.

sources

AM 327 4° (327) 60r, 1 - 60r, 2 (Sv)  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 156va, 26 - 156va, 26 (Sv)  image  image  image  
Holm perg 8 fol (8) 13r, 9 - 13r, 9 [3-4] (Sv)  transcr.  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 105v, 9 - 105v, 10 (Sv)  image  
AM 81 a fol (81a) 34ra, 6 - 34ra, 8 (Sv)  image  
AM 325 VIII 4 a 4° (325VIII 4 a) 1vb - 1vb (Sv)  image  
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