Calendar of the Soul XLIX

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

Ich fühle Kraft des Weltenseins:
So spricht Gedankenklarheit,
Gedenkend eignen Geistes Wachsen
In finstern Weltennächten,
Und neigt dem nahen Weltentage
Des Innern Hoffnungsstrahlen.


The world-Lógos, from within me speaks
Resounding in full clarity and power:
‘The heart is tending in its deepest bower
The light wherefore the sleeping world seeks
So even in the darkling cosmic hour,
Behold the golden glow on yonder hills and peaks.’

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Hesiod says:

    Could be from Steiner’s cultural Catholicism and general Platonism, but from the few things I know and have read from him, it’s quite remarkable to see the similar outlook to the wisdom books of the Deuterocanon, which, at least for Catholics, are important for a better understanding of Christ and the linking of the spoken word to creation and life more generally.

    Thanks again for your translations.

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  2. The World-Logos from within me speaks

    That’s interesting, Max. That brings to mind Rosenstock-Huessy’s dictum that “God is the power that makes men speak, that enthuses man so that he speaketh”. That’s represented by the centre of his “cross of reality”

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    1. Max Leyf says:

      I love how Barfield captures this in Saving the Appearances:

      “in the course of the earth’s history, something like a Divine Word has been gradually clothing itself with the humanity it first gradually created—so that what was first spoken by God may eventually be respoken by man.”


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