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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Pétrsdrápa (Pét) - 54

Pétrsdrápa (‘Drápa about the Apostle Peter’) — Anon PétVII

David McDougall 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Pétrsdrápa’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 796-844.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 7]. En drape om apostlen Peder, Pétrsdrápa (AII, 500-8, BII, 545-58)

SkP info: VII, 829

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38 — Anon Pét 38VII

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Cite as: David McDougall (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa 38’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 829.

Grípa guð með ópi
griððingar síðan;
særðan bundinn börðu;
bar klungr enni sprungið.
Negla Krist með nöglum;
nemr spjót hjarta rótum;
ben náði hans blæða;
blóð fell á kross góðan.

 

Then the truce-breakers seize God with shouting; they beat him wounded, bound; his riven brow bore the thorn[-crown]. They nail Christ with nails; the spear strikes his heart at the roots; his wound did bleed; blood fell on the good Cross.

notes: The st. is a catalogue of the ignominies and torments suffered by Christ in the Passion (cf. Matt. XXVII; Mark XV; John XIX; the improperia ‘reproaches’ of the Good Friday Office). The opening ll. look as though they should follow st. 40/7-8. However, the transcriber may perhaps have taken them to refer to the arrest of Christ in Gethsemane, and placed the st. before st. 39 for that reason.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 7]. En drape om apostlen Peder 38 (AII, 506; BII, 554); Skald II, 303, NN §2879; Kahle 1898, 86, 111.

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