Calendar of the Soul

Minus eighth Verse
Forty-third Week

  In winter's depths is kindled
  True spirit life with glowing warmth;
  It gives to world appearance,
  Through forces of the heart, the power to be.
  Grown strong, the human soul defies
  With inner fire the coldness of the world.

English translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

  In winterlichen Tiefen
  Erwarmt des Geistes wahres Sein;
  Es gibt dem Weltenscheine
  Durch Herzenskräfte Daseinsmächte;
  Der Weltenkälte trotzt erstarkend
  Das Seelenfeuer im Menscheninnern.

The Year Participated translation
by Owen Barfield

  In deepest winter's grip
  true Spirit-being quickens into warmth;
  it through the forces in the heart bestows
  on what the world as void Appearance shows
  Reality, existence, power,
  defying winter's freezing cold,
  fanning a human soul's interior fire.

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