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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Lausavísur — Gestr LvV

Gestr Þórhallsson

Gestr Þórhallsson, Lausavísur — Colin Grant

Not published: do not cite (Gestr LvV)


Vasat of sár, en sáran
sák Víga-Styr hníga,
bǫndum þǫrf at binda;
beit hjalma stoð þveita,
þás af brúnar beinum
báglunds goði mági
unda sœg í augu
allrauðan sák falla.
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Gestr hefr Geitis hristi
galdrs, miðjungi skjaldar
dunði djúpra benja
dǫgg, rǫskligast hǫggvit.
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