Norwegian Rune Poems

Posted in Tradition / Sources / Rune Poems on Thursday, July 21, 2016 by Joel Höglund

ᚠ Fé vældr frænda róge
føðesk ulfr í skóge.

ᚢ Úr er af illu jarne
opt løypr ræinn á hjarne.

ᚦ Þurs vældr kvinna kvillu
kátr værðr fár af illu.

ᚨ Óss er flæstra færða
fór en skalpr er sværða.

ᚱ Ræið kveða rossom væsta
Reginn sló sværðet bæzta.

ᚴ Kaun er barna bólvan
bo,l gørver nán fólvan.

ᚼ Hagall er kaldastr korna
Kristr skóp hæimenn forna.

ᚾ Nauðr gerer næppa koste
nøktan kælr í froste.

ᛁ Ís kóllum brú bræiða
blindan þarf at læiða.

ᛅ Ár er gumna góðe
get ek at órr var Fróðe.

ᛋ Sól er landa ljóme
lúti ek helgum dóme.

ᛏ Týr er æinendr ása
opt værðr smiðr blása.

ᛒ Bjarkan er laufgrønstr líma
Loki bar flærða tíma.

ᛉ Maðr er moldar auki
mikil er græip á hauki.

ᛚ Lögr er, fællr ór fjalle
foss en gull ero nosser.

ᛣ Ýr er vetrgrønstr viða
vænt er, er brennr, at sviða.

ᚠ Wealth is a source of discord among kinsmen
the wolf lives in the forest.

ᚢ Dross comes from bad iron
the reindeer often races over the frozen snow.

ᚦ Giant causes anguish to women
misfortune makes few men cheerful.

ᚨ Estuary is the way of most journeys
but a scabbard is of swords.

ᚱ Riding is said to be the worst thing for horses
Reginn forged the finest sword.

ᚴ Ulcer is fatal to children
death makes a corpse pale.

ᚼ Hail is the coldest of grain
Christ created the world of old.

ᚾ Constraint gives scant choice
a naked man is chilled by the frost.

ᛁ Ice we call the broad bridge
the blind man must be led.

ᛅ Plenty is a boon to men
I say that Frothi was generous.

ᛋ Sun is the light of the world
I bow to the divine decree.

ᛏ Tyr is a one-handed god
often has the smith to blow.

ᛒ Birch has the greenest leaves of any shrub
Loki was fortunate in his deceit.

ᛉ Man is an augmentation of the dust
great is the claw of the hawk.

ᛚ A waterfall is a River which falls from a mountain-side
but ornaments are of gold.

ᛣ Yew is the greenest of trees in winter
it is wont to crackle when it burns.