Calendar of the Soul

Forty-seventh Verse

Forty-seventh Week

  There will arise out of the world's great womb,
  Quickening the senses' life, the joy of growth.
  Now may it find my strength of thought
  Well armed by powers divine
  Which strongly live within my being.

English translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

  Es will erstehen aus dem Weltenschosse,
  Den Sinnenschein erquickend, Werdelust.
  Sie finde meines Denkens Kraft
  Gerüstet durch die Gotteskräfte,
  Die kräftig mir im Innern leben.

The Year Participated translation
by Owen Barfield

  Emerging from its covering by the world
  zest-of-becoming means to have its way,
  to liven up the beauty born of sense;
  now let it find my thinking clad in mail,
  corroborate by forces from the gods
  themselves alive, no weaklings, here within.

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