Calendar of the Soul
(Southern Hemisphere)

Nineteenth Verse

Forty-fifth Week

  In secret to encompass now
  With memory what I've newly got
  Shall be my striving's further aim:
  Thus, ever strengthening, selfhood's forces
  Shall be awakened from within
  And growing, give me to myself.

English translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

  Geheimnisvoll das Neu-Empfang'ne
  Mit der Erinnrung zu umschliessen,
  Sei meines Strebens weitrer Sinn:
  Er soll erstarkend Eigenkräfte
  In meinem Innern wecken
  Und werdend mich mir selber geben.

The Year Participated translation
by Owen Barfield

  Henceforth be all my aim
  to wrap secretive memory around
  the New conceived within me,
  waking and making strong
  powers that to me belong
  so that I grow up to become Myself.

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