|Rules for a good life: |
A coward believes he will ever live
if he keep him safe from strife:
but old age leaves him not long in peace
though spears may spare his life.
Cattle die and kinsmen die,
| He that learns nought will never know |
how one is the fool of another,
for if one be rich another is poor
and for that should bear no blame.
| "I can play at tafl, |
Nine skills I know,
Rarely forget I the runes,
I know of books and smithing,
I know how to slide on skis,
Shoot and row, well enough;
Each of two arts I know,
Harp-playing and speaking poetry."
--- Earl Rognvaldr Kali