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Sǫrlastikki — Anon SǫrlVIII (Sǫrla)

Anonymous Poems

Sǫrlastikki — Rory McTurk

Not published: do not cite (Anon SǫrlVIII (Sǫrla))

 

Fell inn forsnjalli
fyst, inn víglysti,
ýgr í austrvegi,
allr á Helpalla,
dauðr, um dalreyðar,
dáðkunnr, miskunnir.
Beit at brandmóti
brynstingr víkingum.
 
‘The very brave one, the battle-eager one, fearsome in the east, fell first, lifeless onto Hel’s benches, dead, deed-renowned, during the mercies of the valley-char [SNAKE > SUMMER]. The corslet-stabber [SWORD] bit for vikings at the sword-meeting [BATTLE].
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