Egil Skallagrimsson

 

Egil Skallagrimsson (10th century Viking-poet)

“Time seems long in passing
as I lie alone,
a senile old man
on the downy bed.
My legs are two
frigid widows,
those women
need some flame.”

  • Egil’s Saga (recorded c. 13th century possibly by Snorri Sturluson), translated by Bernard Scudder. New York: Penguin Classics, 2004 edition.

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