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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Máríuvísur III (Mv III) - 30

Máríuvísur III (‘Vísur about Mary III’) — Anon Mv IIIVII

Kari Ellen Gade 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Máríuvísur III’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 718-38.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 6]. Et digt om et tredje Maria-jærtegn, Máríuvísur III (AII, 496-500, BII, 538-45)

SkP info: VII, 736-7

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28 — Anon Mv III 28VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur III 28’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 736-7.

Máría, ertu sköpuð skær,
skærust, og guði kær;
kæran, muntu duga, dýr,
dýru fólki, lofskýr.
Skýrust má; sektsár
sárin láttu gróa vár;
vára kenni eg nauð nær;
næri vertu, guðs mær.

 

Luminous Mary, you are created luminous and dear to God; precious darling, you will help precious people, praise-bright. The brightest one is powerful; let our guilt-sore sores heal; I feel that our distress is near; be nearby, {Virgin of God}. [= Mary]

notes: Throughout this st., the poet is availing himself of end-rhymes as well as internal rhymes, thus linking the end of one l. to the beginning of the next. For this poetic device, see Ht 47 (iðurmælt ‘repeatedly spoken’; SnE 1999, 22). 1032ˣ (155v-156v) reverses the order of sts 28 and 29.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 6]. Et digt om et tredje Maria-jærtegn 28 (AII, 500; BII, 544); Skald II, 298; Kahle 1898, 49, 102, Sperber 1911, 21, 69, Wrightson 2001, 80.

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AM 721 4° (721) 16v, 16 - 16v, 17  transcr.  image  image  
AM 1032 4°x (1032x) 156v, 4 - 156v, 11 (Mv I)  transcr.  
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