Calendar of the Soul VIII


“Calendar of the Soul”—Rudolf Steiner’s 52 Verses for the Year
Eighth Week of the Year
Below is Dr Steiner’s original verse followed by my translation into English.

Es wächst der Sinne Macht
Im Bunde mit der Götter Schaffen,
Sie drückt des Denkens Kraft
Zur Traumes Dumpfheit mir herab.
Wenn göttlich Wesen
Sich meiner Seele einen will,
Muss Menschlich Denken
Im Traumessein sich still bescheiden.


The senses sparkle with budding might
Enthused by working gods in power,
They tamp down thinking’s height
Rendering it to wispy stuff of dreams.
Should the highest beings
Wish themselves to, with my soul, unite
Then my own thought must, for the hour
Resign itself to trancelike plight.

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