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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

III. Málsháttakvæði (Mhkv) - 30

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5: Málsháttakvæði (‘Proverb poem’) — Anon MhkvIII

Roberta Frank 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Málsháttakvæði’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1213.

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: A. [1]. Málsháttakvæði, Et orknøsk(?) digt, omkr. 1200. (AII, 130-6, BII, 138-45)

SkP info: III, 1228

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13 — Anon Mhkv 13III

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Cite as: Roberta Frank (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Poems, Málsháttakvæði 13’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1228.

Afli of deilir sízt við sjá;
Sǫrli sprakk af gildri þrá;
stundum þýtr í logni lá;
litlu verr, at ráðak fá.
Mǫrgum þykkir fullgótt fé;
frænuskammr er inn deigi lé;
kvæðit skal með kynjum alt;
konungs morginn er langr á valt.

Afli of deilir sízt við sjá; Sǫrli sprakk af gildri þrá; stundum þýtr lá í logni; litlu verr, at ráðak fá. Mǫrgum þykkir fé fullgótt; frænuskammr er inn deigi lé; alt kvæðit skal með kynjum; morginn konungs er á valt langr.

One contends least in strength with the sea; Sǫrli burst from great longing; at times the surf resounds in a calm; it hardly matters that I prevail but little. To many a man wealth seems good enough; of short sharpness is the soft scythe; the whole poem shall be really strange; a king’s morning is always long.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: A. [1]. Málsháttakvæði 13 (AII, 133; BII, 141); Skald II, 75; Möbius 1874, 7, Wisén 1886-9, I, 74.

sources

GKS 2367 4° (R) 54v, 32 - 54v, 34 (Mhkv)  transcr.  image  image  image  
GKS 2367 4° (RFJ) -  
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