Wardruna – Ormagardskvedi

Ormagardskvedi

Eigi hugðak orma
at aldrlagi mínu
verðr mjök mörgu sinni,
þats minnst varir sjálfan.

Eigi hugðak orma
at aldrlagi mínu
verðr mjök mörgu sinni,
þats minnst varir sjálfan.

Nú munk nár af bragði
ok nær dýrum deyja.

Gnyðja mundu grísir,
ef galtar hag vissi,
mér er gnótt at grandi,
grafa inn rönum sínum
ok harðliga hváta,
hafa mik sogit, ormar
nú munk nár af bragði
ok nær dýrum deyja.
Snake Pit Poetry

I did not look to a snake
To be my bane
Things happen very often
To one that one thinks of the least

I did not look to a snake
To be my bane;
Things happen very often
To one that one thinks of the least

Soon now will my body
Die among the beasts

The young pigs would squeal
If they knew the state of the boar
Of the injury done to me
Snakes dig in my flesh
Stab at me harshly
And have sucked on me
Soon now will my body
Die among the beasts


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