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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Mv I 1VII

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur I 1’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 679.

Anonymous PoemsMáríuvísur I

text and translation

Mier giefi hljóð, sá er heyrir
hjarta mitt, og bjarta
orðasnild, um aldir,
auðgreinandi, hreina.
Guð vil eg göfgan biðja,
— guðs vild er það mildust —
að hann miskunnar minniz,
minn, á skepnu sinni.

{Auðgreinandi}, sá er heyrir hjarta mitt um aldir, giefi mier hljóð og bjarta, hreina orðasnild. Eg vil biðja göfgan guð minn, að hann minniz miskunnar á skepnu sinni; það er mildust vild guðs.
‘May the wealth-divider [= God], who hears my heart throughout the ages, give me voice and bright, pure eloquence. I want to implore my glorious God that he remember mercy for his creation; that is the most generous wish of God.

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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: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 4]. Et digt om Marias jærtegn 1: AII, 487, BII, 526, Skald II, 288; Jón Þorkelsson 1888, 41, Kahle 1898, 31, 97, Sperber 1911, 1, 56, Wrightson 2001, 40.


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