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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, 914-15

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37 — Anon Mey 37VII

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Cite as: Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilagra meyja drápa 37’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 914-15.

Sárra bið eg sálna várra
— synda verða þungar myndir —
minniz þier fyr miskunn sanna,
meyjar guðs, þá er vier skulum deyja.
Yfirkóróna allra vífa
ein Máría drotning hreinust
henni þjóna helgar kvinnur
hallar guðs og meyjar allar.

 

I ask that you, maidens of God, by true mercy remember our wounded souls, when we must die; the shapes of our sins become heavy. The superior crown of all women, the one Mary, purest queen, holy women and all maidens {of the hall of God} [HEAVEN] serve her.

notes: [5-8]: The second repeat of stef 2, marked by a cross in the margin in both mss.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 12]. Af heilogum meyjum 37 (AII, 534; BII, 591); Skald II, 327, NN §2977.

sources

AM 721 4° (721) 9r - 9r (Mey)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 713 4° (713) 26, 7 - 26, 8  image  image  
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