Calendar of the Soul XIX

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

Geheimnisvoll das Neu-Empfang’ne
Mit der Erinnerung zu umschliessen,
Sei meines Strebens weitrer Sinn:
Er soll erstarkend Eigenkräfte
In meinem Innern wecken
Und werdend mich mir selber geben.


New-received, in mystery,
Imagination spins a history,
From what the senses first devised:
And now resolve that hour by hour,
To fortify this inwardising* power,
In memory’s most secret bower,

Fashion in myself a mirror

That I may furnish my soul (the seer)
A chance of self-recognition.


*Erinnerung, German for “memory,” literally “inwardising.”

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