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Anon Pét 45VII

David McDougall (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa 45’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 836.

Anonymous PoemsPétrsdrápa
444546

text and translation

Metr líkn guðs og ljótan
löst* sinn vánar trausti
smurðr af greina garði
gegn brásteina regni.
Enn frá öðrum mönnum
allþrútinn fór úti
angrs; var einn í gaungu
ótt til grafar dróttins.

Gegn, smurðr {regni {brásteina}} af {garði greina}, metr guðs líkn og ljótan löst* sinn trausti vánar. Enn allþrútinn angrs fór úti frá öðrum mönnum; einn var í gaungu ótt til grafar dróttins.
 
‘The upright man, anointed with rain of eyelash-stones [EYES > TEARS] from the enclosure of wits [BREAST], considers God’s mercy and his own ugly sin with the support of hope. Still swollen with grief, he was walking outside, away from other men; alone he made his way quickly to the Lord’s grave.

notes and context

[6]: Cf. Matt. XXVI.75; Luke XXII.62: egressus foras ‘having gone out’; Pétr2 161/40: gekk ut ‘went out’; PP 286/7: hann geck ut ‘he went out’.

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editions and texts

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 7]. En drape om apostlen Peder 45: AII, 507, BII, 555-6, Skald II, 304, NN §§1747, 2884; Kahle 1898, 88, 111.

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