Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Jór Send 3I/2 — reyr ‘the reed’

Þvít ríkr konungr rekka,
reyr undlagar dreyra
morðs þás merkja þorðu
magnendr, bsk at fagna.

Þvít ríkr konungr rekka bsk at fagna, þás magnendr morðs þorðu merkja reyr undlagar dreyra.

Because the powerful king of warriors prepared to rejoice when the quickeners of slaughter [WARRIORS] dared to stain the reed of the wound-sea [BLOOD > SWORD] with blood.




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