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Anon Heildr 2VII

Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilags anda drápa 2’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 452-3.

Anonymous PoemsHeilags anda drápa
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Fæsk, en frá líða lestir,
friðr, þeim er synda iðrask;
hljóta menn af mætum
miskunn lífsins brunni.
Greindr skínn orð ok andi

Friðr fæsk, þeim er iðrask synda, en lestir líða frá; menn hljóta miskunn af mætum brunni lífsins. Greindr andi skínn ok orð …
 
‘Peace is obtained for those who who repent their sins, and flaws pass away; men receive mercy from the worthy spring of life. The discerning spirit shines and the word …

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], C. [3]. Heilags anda vísur 2: AII, 160, BII, 175, Skald II, 92, NN §§2335, 2336, 3157; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 52, Rydberg 1907, 1, 45, Attwood 1996, 55, 151.

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