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Lausavísur from Haraldssona saga — Anon (Hsona)II

Anonymous Lausavísur

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Lausavísur from Haraldssona saga’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 836-7.

 

Varðat vel við styrju
Vatn-Ormr í Portyrju.
 
‘Vatn-Ormr (‘Water-Ormr’) didn’t behave well in the battle in Portør.
Fátt eitt fylgir        furu háleyskri;
svipar und segli        sinbundit skip.
 
‘Only few can keep up with the ship from Hålogaland; the sinew-bound boat speeds beneath the sail.
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