12th century; volume 2; ed. Judith Jesch;
Lausavísur (Lv) - 4
Skj info: Ármóðr, Islandsk skjald, 12. årh. (AI, 530-1, BI, 511-12).
Ármóðr (Árm) is only known from Orkn. He is said to have been one of two Icelanders (the other is Oddi inn litli (Oddi)) who came to the court of Jarl Rǫgnvaldr Kali Kolsson (Rv) in Orkney one autumn; he is described as a skáld (ÍF 34, 200-1) on his arrival, and as one of the skáld jarls ‘skalds of the jarl’ who accompany Rǫgnvaldr on his journey to the Holy Land (ÍF 34, 204). Although the main saga ms. (Flat) says that Ármóðr was hjaltlenzkr ‘from Shetland’, all eds have preferred the reading of the two other mss, which say that he was an Icelander (Orkn 1913-16, 221 and n. 1).
Judith Jesch 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Ármóðr, Lausavísur’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 620-3.
Skj: Ármóðr: Lausavísur (AI, 530-1, BI, 511-12)
SkP info: II, 621-2
2 — Árm Lv 2II
Cite as: Judith Jesch (ed.) 2009, ‘Ármóðr, Lausavísur 2’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 621-2.
|Hrǫnns fyr Humru mynni |
háleit, þars vér beitum;
sveigir lauk, en lægjask
lǫnd fyr Veslu sǫndum.
Eigi drífr í augu
alda lauðri faldin
— drengr ríðr þurr af þingi —
þeim, es nú sitr heima.
Hrǫnns háleit fyr mynni Humru, þars vér beitum; lauk sveigir, en lǫnd lægjask fyr sǫndum Veslu. Alda, faldin lauðri, drífr eigi í augu þeim, es nú sitr heima; drengr ríðr þurr af þingi.
The swell is lofty before Humber’s mouth, where we are tacking; the mast sways, and lands become lower off Vesla’s sands. The wave, capped with foam, is not driving into the eyes of the one who is sitting at home now; the fellow rides dry from the assembly.
editions: Skj Ármóðr: Lausavísur 2 (AI, 530-1; BI, 511); Skald I, 250, NN §3119A; Flat 1860-8, II, 478, Orkn 1887, 159, Orkn 1913-16, 231, ÍF 34, 208-9 (ch. 86), Bibire 1988, 232.