Calendar of the Soul


  Within the light that out of world-wide heights
  Would stream with power toward the soul,
  May certainty of cosmic thinking
  Arise to solve the soul's enigmas --
  And focusing its mighty rays,
  Awaken love in human hearts.

English translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

  Im Lichte, das aus Weltenhöhen
  Der Seele machtvoll fliessen will,
  Erscheine, lösend Seelenrätsel,
  Des Weltendenkens Sicherheit,
  Versammelnd seiner Strahlen Macht,
  Im Menschenherzen Liebe weckend.

The Year Participated translation
by Owen Barfield

  Within the light that, flooding from on high,
  would pour into the soul let there appear,
  healing the ravell'd soul's perplexities
  the unalterable Thinking of the World,
  focusing its almighty throng of rays
  to the awakening of love in human hearts.

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