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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Drápa af Máríugrát (Mgr) - 52

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Drápa af Máríugrát (‘Drápa about the Lament of Mary’) — Anon MgrVII

Kari Ellen Gade 2007, ‘ Anonymous, Drápa af Máríugrát’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 758-95. <> (accessed 17 January 2022)

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 2]. Máríugrátr (AII, 472-82, BII, 505-19)

SkP info: VII, 768

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11 — Anon Mgr 11VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Drápa af Máríugrát 11’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 768.

‘Grætiligt er inna ýtum
angr og harm, er eg fekk inn langa
frjádag þann, er fylki sunnu
fleinhristendr á krossinn nistu.
Síðan, er mig heim á himna
heilagr leiddi skepnu deilir
einglar fyrir mier sætt lof sungu
síð og árla, en lokið er stríði.


It is painful to tell people about the sorrow and suffering which I felt that Good Friday [lit. long Friday], when {spear-shakers} [WARRIORS] nailed {the ruler of the sun} [= God (= Christ)] onto the Cross. Later, when {the holy ordainer of creation} [= God (= Christ)] led me home into the heavens, the angels sang sweet praise before me late and early, and the suffering has ceased.

notes: [5-8]: The Virgin refers to her Assumption into heaven (cf. st. 46). For a prose parallel, see Mar (1871, xvi) and Notes to st. 10.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 2]. Máríugrátr 11 (AII, 474; BII, 508); Skald II, 278; Kahle 1898, 58, Sperber 1911, 32, Wrightson 2001, 6.


AM 713 4° (713) 124, 27 - 124, 29  transcr.  image  image  
AM 1032 4°x (1032x) 61v, 5 - 61v, 12  transcr.  
AM 920 4°x (920x) 206r, 16 - 206r, 23  transcr.  image  
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