Calendar of the Soul
(Southern Hemisphere)

Twenty-sixth Verse

Fifty-first Week

  O Nature, your maternal life
  I bear within the essence of my will.
  And my will's fiery energy
  Shall steel my spirit striving,
  That sense of self springs forth from it
  To hold me in myself.

English translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

  Natur, dein mütterliches Sein,
  Ich trage es in meinem Willenswesen;
  Und meines Willens Feuermacht,
  Sie stählet meines Geistes Triebe,
  Dass sie gebären Selbstgefühl,
  Zu tragen mich in mir.

The Year Participated translation
by Owen Barfield

  Disclosing itself whole,
  unfettering its native powers
  zest-of-becoming, latent in the world,
  accosts the `I' of Man:
  `Loosing my life from its enchanter's ban
  by passing it across to thee
  I end at last in my appointed goal.'

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