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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Heilagra meyja drápa (Mey) - 60

Heilagra meyja drápa (‘Drápa about Holy Maidens’) — Anon MeyVII

Kirsten Wolf 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Heilagra meyja drápa’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 891-930.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 12]. Af heilogum meyjum, Heilagra meyja drápa. (AII, 526-39, BII, 582-97)

SkP info: VII, 898

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10 — Anon Mey 10VII

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Cite as: Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilagra meyja drápa 10’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 898.

Ván er þess, systrung sínum
sannr elskugi guðs og manna
Máría veiti mekt og æru
mæt og fögr í himna sæti,
þvíað óflekkuð miskun meyja
það alt í sínum ráðum
gleði huggandi giefa og þiggja
gott og ljúft, er biðr hun drottin.

 

It is to be expected that Mary, the true love of God and people, precious and fair, in the seat of the heavens, should give her sister’s son might and honour, because {the unstained mercy of maidens}, [= Mary] comforting with happiness, can with her counsels give and receive everything good and beloved, for which she asks the Lord.

notes: This st. expands on the theme, begun in st. 9/5-8, of the close relationship between the Virgin Mary and the Apostle John, whom Jesus loved and entrusted with her care at the Crucifixion. Cf. Kolb Jónv and Notes ad loc. Mary’s role as intercessor with Christ for humans is the subject of ll. 5-8.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 12]. Af heilogum meyjum 10 (AII, 528; BII, 584-5); Skald II, 323, NN §2972.

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AM 713 4° (713) 23, 30 - 23, 32 ()  image  image  
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