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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, 832-3

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41 — Anon Pét 41VII

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Cite as: David McDougall (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa 41’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 832-3.

Skekr nú ráðs og reikar;
rann með varðhaldsmanni
brott, þvíað ástin ótta
ógnstærðan honum færði.
Böl fyr buðlung sólar
bar stríðandi kvíða
hæst, þó hyrfi í fystu
hann frá vizku sannri.

Nú skekr ráðs og reikar; rann brott með varðhaldsmanni, þvíað ástin færði honum ótta ógnstærðan. {Stríðandi kvíða} bar hæst böl fyr {buðlung sólar}, þó hann hyrfi í fystu frá sannri vizku.

Now his resolve is shaken and he falters; he ran away with a watchman, because love induced in him fear magnified by peril. {The fighter against anxiety} [= Peter] bore the greatest woe for {the king of the sun} [= God (= Christ)], though he turned at first from true wisdom.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 7]. En drape om apostlen Peder 41 (AII, 506; BII, 554-5); Skald II, 304, NN §§1742, 1743; Kahle 1898, 87, 111.

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