To fan the spark of thinking into flame By my own strong endeavor, To read life's inner meaning Out of the cosmic spirit's fount of strength: This is my summer heritage, My autumn solace, and my winter hope.
by Ruth and Hans Pusch
Sich selbst des Denkens Leuchten Im Innern kraftvoll zu entfachen, Erlebtes sinnvoll deutend Aus Weltengeistes Kräftequell, Ist mir nun Sommererbe, Ist Herbstesruhe und auch Winterhoffnung.
The Year Participated translation
by Owen Barfield
Vigorously to kindle here within the shining light of thought, from out of the World-spirit's well of strength to draw up meaning and make sense of past experience: all this for me is summertime's bequest, is winter's hope and autumn's rest.
(provided with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Press)