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Anon Mgr 15VII

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Drápa af Máríugrát 15’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 770-1.

Anonymous PoemsDrápa af Máríugrát
141516

text and translation

‘Halir á krossinn hilmi* sólar
hófu, en keyrðu í ristr og lófa
stinnoddaða af stáli gadda;
stórlig aungvit á mig fóru.
Hvergi mátti eg fyrir harmi og sorgum
hræra mig, sem dauð eg væra,
angri fyld og lá eg svá leingi;
laugaðig brár og kinnr í tárum.’

‘Halir hófu {hilmi* sólar} á krossinn, en keyrðu stinnoddaða gadda af stáli í ristr og lófa; stórlig aungvit fóru á mig. Eg mátti hvergi hræra mig fyrir harmi og sorgum, sem eg væra dauð, og eg lá svá leingi, fyld angri; laugaðig brár og kinnr í tárum.’
 
‘‘Men lifted the ruler of the sun [= God (= Christ)] onto the Cross, and drove stiff-pointed spikes of steel into the insteps and the palms; great swoons came upon me. I could not at all move myself because of distress and sorrows, as if I were dead, and I lay thus for a long time, filled with anguish; I washed eyelashes and cheeks in tears.’

notes and context

[1-4]: Cf. Mar (1871, 1006): þeir lyptu hann upp ꜳ krossinn rekinn med hordum iarnnauglum ‘they lifted him up on the Cross, studded with hard nails of iron’.

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editions and texts

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 2]. Máríugrátr 15: AII, 475, BII, 509, Skald II, 278; Kahle 1898, 58-9, 104, Sperber 1911, 33, Wrightson 2001, 8.

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