Wednesday 4 September 2013

Havamal Snipets 87: a sick calf, a self-willed thrall

(The third part of the three-stanza series, see Stanzas 85 and 86 for the two preceding parts).  Moving from 'A' to 'Not-A'.  In this instance, from a state of vitality/liveliness to one of deathliness.

sjúkum kálfi
sjálfráða þræli
völu vilmæli
val nýfeldum 

a sick calf,
a self-willed thrall,
the favouring speech of a seeress,
the newly slain,


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