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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, 778-9

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27 — Anon Mgr 27VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Drápa af Máríugrát 27’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 778-9.

‘Ráðinn er eg að rækta móður;
rísa mun eg upp,’ kvað sólar vísir,
‘leiða oss til lífs af dauða;
lystur skal eg að sjá þig fysta.
Kát vertú, því að kem á móti,
kraftfim, þier af björtum himni;
gjarna skal eg með gleði á hlýrni
glæstum skipa þier mier ið næsta.’

‘Eg er ráðinn að rækta móður; eg mun rísa upp,’ kvað {vísir sólar}, ‘leiða oss til lífs af dauða; eg skal lystur að sjá þig fysta. Vertú kát, því að kem á móti þier af björtum himni, kraftfim; eg skal gjarna með gleði skipa þier ið næsta mier á glæstum hlýrni.’

‘I am determined to take care of my mother; I shall rise up,’ said {the ruler of the sun} [= God (= Christ)], ‘[and] lead us to life from death; I shall [be] eager to see you first. Be cheerful, because I shall come to meet you from bright heaven, power-deft one; I shall readily with joy place you next to me in the gleaming heaven.’

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 2]. Máríugrátr 27 (AII, 477-8; BII, 513); Skald II, 280, NN §1670; Kahle 1898, 61, 104, Sperber 1911, 36, 75, Wrightson 2001, 14.


AM 713 4° (713) 126, 17 - 126, 20  transcr.  image  image  
AM 1032 4°x (1032x) 68v, 2 - 68v, 9  transcr.  
AM 920 4°x (920x) 208r, 9 - 208r, 16  transcr.  image  
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