Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Einarr Skúlason (ESk)

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

VII. Geisli (Geisl) - 71

Skj info: Einarr Skúlason, Islandsk skjald, 12. årh. (AI, 455-85, BI, 423-57).

Skj poems:
1. Sigurðardrápa
2. Haraldsdrápa I
3. Haraldsdrápa II
4. Haraldssonakvæði(?)
5. Sigurðardrápa
6. Geisli
7. Runhenda
8. Eysteinsdrápa
9. Ingadrápa
10. Elfarvísur
11. Lausavísur
11. Lausavísur
11. Øxarflokkr(?)
12. Ubestemmelige vers, tilhørende forskellige fyrstedigte eller lausavísur

Geisli (‘Light beam’) — ESk GeislVII

Martin Chase 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Einarr Skúlason, Geisli’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 5-65.

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Skj: Einarr Skúlason: 6. Geisli, 1153 (AI, 459-73, BI, 427-45)

Full edition, translation and commentary for this verse can be found in the printed volume VII, pp. 20-1. 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 The text below is from a superseded edition (Skj where relevant).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.

16 — ESk Geisl 16VII

Cite as: Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Einarr Skúlason, Geisli 16’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 20-1.

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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

Ok hagliga hugðisk
hrøkkviseiðs ens døkkva
lyngs í lopt upp ganga
látrs stríðandi síðan;
lét, sás landfolks gætir,
líknframr himinríki
umbgeypnandi opnask
alls heims fyr gram snjǫllum.

texts: Flat 16, Skm 279 [5-8], SnE 281 [5-8]

editions: Skj Einarr Skúlason: 6. Geisli 16 (AI, 462; BI, 431); Skald I, 213; Flat 1860-8, I, 2, Cederschiöld 1873, 3, Chase 2005, 66, 137-8; SnE 1848-87, I, 450, SnE 1931, 159, SnE 1998, I, 78.

sources

GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 2ra, 33 - 2ra, 33  image  image  image  
Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 117rb, 22 - 117rb, 25  image  image  
GKS 2367 4° (R) 35v, 23 - 35v, 24 [5-8] (SnE)  image  image  image  
Traj 1374x (Tx) 37r, 17 - 37r, 18 [5-8] (SnE)  image  
AM 242 fol (W) 81, 7 - 81, 8 [5-8] (SnE)  image  image  image  
DG 11 (U) 34v, 16 - 34v, 17 [5-8] (SnE)  image  
AM 748 I b 4° (A) 12v, 6 - 12v, 7 [5-8] (SnE)  transcr.  image  image  
AMAcc 18x (Acc18x) 161, 6 - 161, 7  image  
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