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Anon Heil 17VII

Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilagra manna drápa 17’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 884-5.

Anonymous PoemsHeilagra manna drápa
161718

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Myrkrastofu fekk meistari klerka;
minntiz þessa nökkur kvinna;
Blásíum fann með björtu ljósi
brúðr og færði vistir prúðar.
Ýtum bað hann þeim alt gott veita
eining guðs, er minning neina
gerðu honum til gleði og dýrðar;
guð játar það framm að láta.

{Meistari klerka} fekk myrkrastofu; nökkur kvinna minntiz þessa; brúðr fann Blásíum með björtu ljósi og færði prúðar vistir. Hann bað {eining guðs} veita ýtum þeim, er gerðu honum neina minning til gleði og dýrðar, alt gott; guð játar að láta það framm.
 
‘The teacher of clerics [BISHOP] was imprisoned; a certain woman remembered him; the woman found Blaise with a bright light and brought fine food. He asked the unity of God [TRINITY] to grant those men, who gave him any commemoration with happiness and glory, everything good; God promises to effect that.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 10]. Af et digt om hellige mænd 17: AII, 514-15, BII, 566-7, Skald II, 311, NN §2891; Kahle 1898, 94, 113.

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