Cite as: Wilhelm Heizmann (ed.) 2012, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísur from Vǫlsa þáttr 10’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1101.
holds Vǫlsi and speaks a stanza as he passes it on to Grímr, whom the
subsequent prose text identifies as Þormóðr (Kolbrúnarskáld).
notes: [1-4]: These lines attributed to Finnr Árnason reveal no clear connection to the happenings of the evening, and some eds (CPB; Edd. Min.) suspect a lacuna of one or two half-lines after l. 4; cf. Note to st. 12 [All]. However, the thought may be, as in st. 11/1-4 and possibly also st. 12/1-4, that the much-travelled speaker has never seen such a thing before, and the two stanzas share the adv. víða ‘far and wide’ (sts 10/1, 11/2).
texts: ‹Vǫlsa 10›,
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: D. 4. Vers af Vǫlsaþáttr 10 (AII, 220; BII, 239); Skald II, 124, NN §3175; Flat 1860-8, II, 334-5 (Vǫlsa); Guðbrandur Vigfússon 1860, 137, CPB II, 382, Edd. Min. 125, Schröder 1933, 82.