Calendar of the Soul XII

“Calendar of the Soul”—Rudolf Steiner’s 52 Verses for the Year
∇ Twelfth Week of the Year (Johannesstimmung/Mood of St. John) ∆
Below is Dr Steiner’s original verse followed by my translation into English.

Der Welten Schönheitsglanz,
Erzwinget mich aus Seelentiefen
Des Eigenlebens Götterkräfte
Zum Weltenfluge zu entbinden;
Mich selber zu verlassen,
Vertrauend nur mich suchend
In Weltenlicht und Weltenwärme.


In radiance the world-splendour
Penetrates my soul to find
An inborn seed of life divine
And this ensconcèd kernel bathes in light
Its germ, enlivened, seeks the heights…
My self forsaking
With trust, partaking
In world-warmth and world-light.

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