Calendar of the Soul

Third Verse
Third Week

  Thus to the World-All speaks,
  In self-forgetfulness
  And mindful of its primal state,
  The growing human I:
  In you, if I can free myself
  From fetters of my selfhood,
  I fathom my essential being.

English translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

  Es spricht zum Weltenall,
  Sich selbst vergessend
  Und seines Urstands eingedenk,
  Des Menschen wachsend Ich:
  In dir, befreiend mich
  Aus meiner Eigenheiten Fessel,
  Ergründe ich mein echtes Wesen.

The Year Participated translation
by Owen Barfield

  Waxing in strength, forgetful of itself
  and mindful of the soil from whence it grew
  the `I' of Man accosts the Universe:
  `Unfastening my chains
   of private joys and pains
   my true Existence now strikes root in You.'

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