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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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​Stanzas possibly attributable to Snorri Sturluson — Anon SnStIV

Anonymous Poems

​Stanzas possibly attributable to Snorri Sturluson — 

Not published: do not cite (Anon SnStIV)


Bjǫrn frák brýndu járni
(bragð gótt vas þat) lagðan,
gerði Guðlaugr fyrðum
geysihark, í barka;
auðkýfingr lét ævi
óblíðr fyr Grásíðu;
hvǫss vas hon heldr at kyssa;
harðmúlaðr vas Skúli.
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Els, varð mynd á môlum,
meir á skylt til þeira
stála hjarls en Sturlu
starr reifandi Skeifu;
seggr vas samr at þiggja
sárbœtr, es því mœtir,
margr verðr hræddr of hodda
hald, en tregr at gjalda.
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