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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Lausavísur — Svert LvIV

Svertingr Þorleifsson

Svertingr Þorleifsson, Lausavísur — Guðrún Nordal

Not published: do not cite (Svert LvIV)


Hǫrð er heimsókn orðin;
hafa mun svinn at minnum
ǫld, hvé ýtar guldu
yfirmanns bana sannan,
er ráfáka rôku
reiðendr gota meiði
barðs ór Breiðafirði
braut sjaldfarnar lautir.
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Feldit Ysju aldir
(ill verk friði spilla),
áðr nema ólmu réði
Jóans feðr Hnikars veðri;
víst hefr minzk et mesta
mágs brennu arngrennir
(þverr þó þinn vegr Snorri)
þingríks með kviðlingum.
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