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Anon Sól 45VII

Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 45’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 326-7.

Anonymous PoemsSólarljóð

text and translation

Sól ek sá        síðan aldri
        eptir þann dapra dag,
þvít fjalla vötn        lukðuz fyrir mér saman,
        en ek hvarf kaldr frá kvölum.

Ek sá sól aldri síðan eptir þann dapra dag, þvít vötn fjalla lukðuz saman fyrir mér, en ek hvarf kaldr frá kvölum.
‘I saw the sun never again after that gloomy day, for the waters of the mountains closed together in front of me, and I turned away cold from the torments.

notes and context



Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII], G [6]. Sólarljóð 45: AI, 634-5, BI, 642, Skald I, 312; Bugge 1867, 364, Falk 1914, 19, Björn M. Ólsen 1915, 15, Fidjestøl 1979, 66, Njörður Njarðvík 1991, 75-6, Njörður Njarðvík 1993, 51, 122.


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