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Lausavísur from Njáls saga — Anon (Nj)V (Nj)

Anonymous Lausavísur

Lausavísur from Njáls saga — R. D. Fulk

Not published: do not cite (Anon (Nj)V (Nj))

 

Ek ríð hesti
hélugbarða
úrigtoppa,
ills valdandi;
eldr es í endum,
eitr í miðju;
svá es of Flosa róð
sem fari kefli;
svá es of Flosa róð
sem fari kefli.
 
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Hǫggorma mun hefjask
herði-Þundr á landi;
séa munu menn á moldu
margar heila borgir;
nú vex blárra brodda
beystisullr í fjǫllum;
koma mun sumra seggja
sveita-dǫgg á leggi.
 
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Vask þars bragnar bǫrðusk,
brandr gall á Írlandi
margr, þars mœttusk tǫrgur,
malmr gnast í dyn hjalma;
svipun þeira frák snarpa,
Sigurðr fell í dyn vigra,
áðr téði ben blœða,
Bríann fell ok helt velli.
 
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