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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Líknarbraut (Líkn) - 52

Líknarbraut (‘The Way of Grace’) — Anon LíknVII

George S. Tate 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Líknarbraut’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 228-86.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33   34   35   36   37   38   39   40   41   42   43   44   45   46   47   48   49   50   51   52 

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: C. 1. Líknarbraut (AII, 150-9, BII, 160-74)

SkP info: VII, 230

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1 — Anon Líkn 1VII

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Cite as: George S. Tate (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Líknarbraut 1’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 230.

Einn, lúk upp, sem ek bæni,
óðrann ok gef sanna
mér, þú er* alls átt ærit,
orðgnótt, himins dróttinn.
Þinn vil ek kross, sem kunnum,
(Kristr styrki mik) dýrka
(örr, er ýta firrir
allri nauð ok dauða).

 

{Heaven’s Lord}, [= God] you who alone possess a fullness of all, open up my {poetry-house}, [BREAST] as I pray, and give me true word-abundance. I desire to glorify your Cross as [well as] we [I] can; may Christ strengthen me, the bountiful one, who removes men from all distress and death.

notes: The opening st. in which the poet appeals for divine inspiration in composing his poem, juxtaposes God’s fullness ærit alls ‘a fullness of all’ (l. 3), and the poet’s need as he pleads for the abundance -gnótt (l. 4) he lacks.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: C. 1. Líknarbraut 1 (AII, 150; BII, 160); Skald II, 85; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 35, Rydberg 1907, 11, 47, Kock and Meissner 1931, I, 91, Tate 1974, 46.

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