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 pulse with budding power
Enthused with light by working gods,
They threaten to subdue the force of thought
That members me; be it the soul’s delight
To unite with the highest beings
Then to requite
The thinking soul must for the hour
Resign herself to trancelike plight.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s