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Anon Lil 93VII/1 — af ‘by’

Hrærð af list þó að hvers manns verði
hold og bein að tungum einum,
vindur, leiftur, grænar grundir,
grös ilmandi, duft og sandar,
hagl og drif sem fjaðrir fugla,
fiskar, dýr sem holt og mýrar,
hár og korn sem heiðar stjörnur,
hreistur, ull, sem dropar og gneistar,

Þó að hold og bein hvers manns, hrærð af list, verði að einum tungum, vindur, leiftur, grænar grundir, ilmandi grös, duft og sandar, hagl og drif sem fjaðrir fugla, fiskar, dýr sem holt og mýrar, hár og korn sem heiðar stjörnur, hreistur, ull sem dropar og gneistar,

Even if every man’s flesh and bones, moved by artistry, might become nothing but tongues, [and so also] wind, lightning, green fields, sweet-smelling grass, dust and sands, hail and driven snow, along with feathers of birds, fish, animals, and woods and moors, hair and corn, as well as bright stars, scales, wool, and drops and sparks,

readings

[1] Hrærð af: Hrærðar 713

notes

[1] hrærð af list ‘moved by artistry’: Cf. 2/5 listum and Note, as well as yfirmeistarinn allra lista ‘supreme master of all arts’ 51/1.

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