Celestial Method Verse

Calendar of the Soul

Thirty-seventh Verse

Celestial Calculation

Thirty-ninth Week

  To carry spirit light into world-winter-night
  My heart is ardently impelled,
  That shining seeds of soul
  Take root in grounds of worlds
  And Word Divine through senses' darkness
  Resounds, transfiguring all life.

English translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

  Zu tragen Geisteslicht in Weltenwinternacht
  Erstrebet selig meines Herzens Trieb,
  Dass leuchtend Seelenkeime
  In Weltengründen wurzeln,
  Und Gotteswort im Sinnesdunkel
  Verklärend alles Sein durchtönt.

The Year Participated translation
by Owen Barfield

  To be a torch to bear the Spirit's light
  into the dark night of a wintry world
  blessing and blest my eager heart aspires;
  bright shoots of soul
  sunk in the ground-bed of the world shall be
  and shining from the sensual dark
  the Word resound through all Reality.

(provided with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Press)