Surrendering to senses' revelation
I lost the drive of my own being,
And dreamlike thinking seemed
To daze and rob me of myself.
Yet quickening there draws near
In sense appearance cosmic thinking.
English translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch
An Sinnesoffenbarung hingegeben
Verlor ich Eigenwesens Trieb,
Gedankentraum, er schien
Betäubend mir das Selbst zu rauben,
Doch weckend nahet schon
Im Sinnenschein mir Weltendenken.
The Year Participated translation by Owen Barfield
Captive to all the pageantry of sense
I lost the pressure of my single being;
thoughts like to dreams
were spiriting my self away, it seems;
now -- now in what the senses make appear
the Thinking of the World itself draws near.
(provided with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Press)