Edan Chrysler (nachtebuch) wrote,
Edan Chrysler
nachtebuch

reading the poetic edda, 1

Hiardir that vito, nær thær heim scolo,
  oc ganga tha af grasi;
enn osvidr madr kann ævagi
  sins um mal maga.

Cattle know when they ought to go home,
  and then they leave the pasture;
but the foolish man never knows
  the measure of his own stomach.


(Sayings of the High One, v. 21)
Tags: old norse, poetic edda, quotations
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