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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Hharð Lv 11II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Haraldr harðráði Sigurðarson, Lausavísur 11’ 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. 52-3.

Haraldr harðráði SigurðarsonLausavísur

text and translation

Hlautk af hrauðung skjóta
hlýri, mær in skýra;
súð gekk feld á flœði
framm; vas þat fyr skǫmmu.
Enn fyr England sunnan
óð borð und mér norðan;
ristin skalf í rǫstum
rǫng; en þat vas lǫngu.

Hlautk skjóta hlýri af hrauðung, in skýra mær; feld súð gekk framm á flœði; þat vas fyr skǫmmu. Enn fyr sunnan England óð borð und mér norðan; ristin rǫng skalf í rǫstum; en þat vas lǫngu.
‘I got to push the prow away from the empty fleet, bright lady; the jointed ship went forth on the ocean; that was recently. And, south of England, the planking advanced beneath me from the north; the carved frame shook in the currents; but that was long ago.

notes and context

As Lv 10 above.

[5-8]: For this helmingr, see also Anon (HSig) 4/5-8.



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: Haraldr Sigurðarson harðráði, Lausavísur 16: AI, 360, BI, 331, Skald I, 167, NN §§847B, 2026; Mork 1867, 102, Mork 1928-32, 249, Andersson and Gade 2000, 254, 480 (MH); Flat 1860-8, III, 378 (MH); Fms 6, 387 (HSig ch. 108); F 1871, 256 (HSig).


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