Category: Hávamál

A complete list of all the Hávamál.


Hávamál 97

Auden-Taylor (1969): I saw on a bed Billing’s daughter, Sun white, asleep: No greater delight I longed for then Than to lie in her lovely arms. Hollander (1962): Billing’s daughter on her bed I...


Hávamál 96

Auden-Taylor (1969): So I learned when I sat in the reeds, Hoping to have my desire: Lovely was the flesh of that fair girl, But nothing I hoped for happened. Hollander (1962): That saw...


Hávamál 93

Auden-Taylor (1969): Never reproach another for his love: It happens often enough That beauty ensnares with desire the wise While the foolish remain unmoved. Hollander (1962): At the loves of a man to laugh...


Hávamál 92

Auden-Taylor (1969): Gallantly shall he speak and gifts bring Who wishes for woman’s love: Praise the features of the fair girl, Who courts well will conquer. Hollander (1962): Fairly shall speak, nor spare his gifts,...


Hávamál 91

Auden-Taylor (1969): Naked I may speak now for I know both: Men are treacherous too Fairest we speak when falsest we think: Many a maid is deceived. Hollander (1962): Heed my words now, for...


Hávamál 90

Auden-Taylor (1969): To love a woman whose ways are false Is like sledding over slippery ice With unshod horses out of control, Badly trained two-year-olds, Or drifting rudderless on a rough sea, Or catching...