Cite as: Judith Jesch (ed.) 2009, ‘Oddi inn litli Glúmsson, Lausavísur 5’ 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. 618-19.
|Þar sák hann
|Nú þrumir grund |
grýtt of hônum
Þar sák hann, vin siklings, ausinn sandi at hǫfuðkirkju. Nú þrumir grýtt grund, birt sólu, of hônum á suðrvegum.
There I saw him, friend of the prince, sprinkled with sand at the chief church. Now stony ground, brightened by the sun, lies still over him in southern parts.
Mss: R702ˣ(49v), Flat(140vb) (Orkn)
Readings:  Þar: Þá Flat  of (‘yfir’): so Flat, at R702ˣ  birt: signuð Flat  ‑vegum: lǫndum Flat
Editions: Skj: Oddi lítli Glúmsson, Lausavísur 5: AI, 530, BI, 510, Skald I, 250; Flat 1860-8, II, 486, Orkn 1887, 176, Orkn 1913-16, 254, ÍF 34, 231 (ch. 88), Bibire 1988, 237.
Context: The st. follows on immediately from Lv 4 above.
Notes:  þar ‘there’: This adverbial refers back to the p. n. Akrsborg in Lv 4, assuming the two sts are linked. The Flat variant (þá ‘then’) would have no obvious antecedent, but it is possible that there were intervening sts, now lost. —  birt ‘brightened’: The Flat variant, signuð ‘blessed’, is unmetrical, as kviðuháttr is characterised by its three-syllable odd-numbered ll.