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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, 802

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7 — Anon Pét 7VII

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Cite as: David McDougall (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa 7’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 802.

Virði várar gerðir
valliga, þó halliz
brott af hreinum hætti,
herr, kvæðis að verri.
Þá má hilmi heima
hjálpríkum vel líka;
skýrr og skjótr að heyra
skilr hann hvers manns vilja.

Herr virði várar gerðir valliga, þó brott halliz að verri af hreinum hætti kvæðis. Þá má vel líka {hjálpríkum hilmi heima}; skýrr og skjótr að heyra, skilr hann hvers manns vilja.

Let people judge our [my] versifications considerately, even if they deviate for the worse from the pure measure of a poem. Then it may be well pleasing {to the help-mighty king of worlds} [= God]; knowing and quick to hear, he understands each man’s desire.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 7]. En drape om apostlen Peder 7 (AII, 501; BII, 546-7); Skald II, 300, NN §1715; Kahle 1898, 79, 109.

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AM 621 4° (621) 57v, 23 - 57v, 25 (Pétr)  transcr.  image  
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