Freyr’s Lovesickness Lyrics

Freyr’s Lovesickness Lyrics

Því at álfröðull lýsir um alla daga
ok þeygi at mínum munum.

Í Gymis görðum ek ganga sá
mér tíða mey;
armar lýstu, en af þaðan
allt loft ok lögr.

Mær er mér tíðari en manna hveim
ungum í árdaga ;
ása ok alfa þat vill engi maðr
at vit samt séim.

Though every day the elfbeam dawns,
It lights my longing never.

From Gymir’s house I beheld go forth
a maiden dear to me;
Her arms glittered and from their gleam
shone all the sea and sky.

To me more dear than in days of old
was ever maiden to man;
But no one of gods or elves will grant
that we both together should be.