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. 37-8. 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 The text below is from a superseded edition (Skj where relevant).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.

37 — ESk Geisl 37VII

Cite as: Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Einarr Skúlason, Geisli 37’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 37-8.

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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

Gǫfug lét Hǫrn ór hǫfði
hvítings of sǫk lítla
auðar aumum beiði
ungs manns skera tungu;
þann sôm vér, es vôrum,
válaust numinn máli
hodda brjót, þars heitir
Hlíð, fôm vikum síðar.

texts: Flat 34, Flat 649, Msona 19 (III 203), ÓH 217 (212), Hkr 585 (III 203)

editions: Skj Einarr Skúlason: 6. Geisli 37 (AI, 465-6; BI, 436); Skald I, 215, NN §939; Flat 1860-8, I, 4, II, 285-6, Cederschiöld 1873, 6, Chase 2005, 87, 150-1; Hkr, ÍF 28, 271-2 (Msona ch. 33); ÓH 1941, 648-9.

sources

GKS 1005 fol (Flat*) 2rb, 6 - 2rb, 7  transcr.  image  image  image  
Holm perg 1 fol (Bb*) 117vb, 16 - 117vb, 19  transcr.  image  image  
AM 63 folx (Kx) 624r, 29 - 624v, 7 (Hkr)  transcr.  image  
AM 39 fol (39) 40vb, 3 - 40vb, 3 (Hkr)  transcr.  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 46r, 23 - 46r, 25 (Hkr)  transcr.  image  
Holm perg 2 4° (Holm2) 77v, 4 - 77v, 6 (ÓH)  transcr.  image  
Thott 972 folx (972x) 600va, 26 - 600va, 33 (ÓH)  image  image  
AM 73 a folx (73ax) 221r, 34 - 221v, 6 (ÓH)  transcr.  image  
Holm perg 4 4° (Holm4) 70vb, 14 - 70vb, 18 (ÓH)  transcr.  image  
GKS 1008 fol (Tóm) 164r, 40 - 164r, 42 (ÓH)  transcr.  image  
Holm perg 1 fol (Bb*) 208vb, 24 - 208vb, 28 (ÓH)  transcr.  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat*) 128va, 35 - 128va, 37 (ÓH)  transcr.  image  image  image  
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