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Halli XI Fl 1II

Russell Poole (ed.) 2009, ‘Halli stirði, Flokkr 1’ 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. 338-9.

Halli stirðiFlokkr
12

text and translation

Norðr lykr gramr, sás gerðir
grund, frá Eyrarsundi
— hrafngœlir sparn hæli
hǫfn — langskipa stǫfnum.
Rísta golli glæstir
gjalfr, en hlýður skjalfa,
hvasst und her fyr vestan
Hallandi framm brandar.

Gramr, sás gerðir grund, lykr stǫfnum langskipa norðr frá Eyrarsundi; {hrafngœlir} sparn hǫfn hæli. Brandar, glæstir golli, rísta gjalfr hvasst framm und her fyr vestan Hallandi, en hlýður skjalfa.
 
‘The king, who surrounds his territory, locks up [the land] with the stems of the longships north of Øresund; the raven-gladdener [WARRIOR] kicked against the harbour with his keel. The stems, encrusted with gold, cut the ocean-surge keenly forwards under the army to the west of Halland, and the wash-strakes tremble.

notes and context

Stanza 1 is introduced as follows in Hkr (ÍF 28, 159): En er várar, safnar hvárrtveggi konunga liði miklu ok skipum til þessarar ferðar ok segir skáldit í einum flokki frá ferð þeira konunganna ‘And when spring comes, each of the kings assembles a large following and ships for this journey and the skald speaks in a flokkr about the journey of the kings’. Stanzas 1 and 2 are cited in uninterrupted succession in this source. H-Hr reads similarly (Fms 6, 330) but adds Ok enn kvað hann ‘And again he said’ between the sts.

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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: Halli stirði, Flokkr 1: AI, 401, BI, 370, Skald I, 184, NN §3092; ÍF 28, 159 (HSig ch. 71), F 1871, 234, E 1916, 81; Fms 6, 331 (HSig ch. 88).

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