11. Grieving could not | Guthrun weep,
Such grief she had | for her husband dead,
And so grim her heart | by the hero's body.

12. Then spake Gollrond, | Gjuki's daughter:
"Thy wisdom finds not, | my foster-mother,
The way to comfort | the wife so young."
She bade them uncover | the warrior's corpse.

13. The shroud she lifted | from Sigurth, laying
His well-loved head | on the knees of his wife:
"Look on thy loved one, | and lay thy lips
To his as if yet | the hero lived."

14. Once alone did | Guthrun look;
His hair all clotted | with blood beheld,
The blinded eyes | that once shone bright,
The hero's breast | that the blade had pierced.

15. Then Guthrun bent, | on her pillow bowed,
Her hair was loosened, | her cheek was hot,
And the tears like raindrops | downward ran.

[11. Cf. stanza 5 and note. The manuscript abbreviates to first letters.

12. Gollrond: not elsewhere mentioned. Line 4 looks like an interpolation replacing a line previously lost.

13. The manuscript indicates line 3 as the beginning of a stanza. and some editors have attempted to follow this arrangement. Many editors assume the loss of a line from this stanza.]

 



11. Ţeygi Guđrún gráta mátti,
svá var hon móđug at mög dauđan
ok harđhuguđ of hrör fylkis.

12. Ţá kvađ ţat Gullrönd Gjúka dóttir:
"Fá kanntu, fóstra, ţótt ţú fróđ séir,
ungu vífi andspjöll bera."
Varađi hon at hylja um hrör fylkis.

13. Svipti hon blćju af Sigurđi
ok vatt vengi fyr vífs knéum:
"Líttu á ljúfan, leggđu munn viđ grön,
sem ţú halsađir heilan stilli."

14. Á leit Guđrún einu sinni,
sá hon döglings skör dreyra runna,
fránar sjónir fylkis liđnar,
hugborg jöfurs hjörvi skorna.

15. Ţá hné Guđrún höll viđ bolstri,
haddr losnađi, hlýr rođnađi,
en regns dropi rann niđr of kné.





 


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