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Calendar of the Soul


Northern Hemisphere
Week 12

The radiant beauty of the world
Compels my inmost soul to free
God-given powers of my nature
That they may soar into the cosmos,
To take wing from myself
And trustingly to seek myself
In cosmic light and cosmic warmth.

Southern Hemisphere
Week 38

The spirit child within my soul
I feel freed of enchantment.
In heart-high gladness has
The holy cosmic Word engendered
The heavenly fruit of hope,
Which grows rejoicing into worlds afar
Out of my being's godly roots.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Poetry and the Art of Speech
GA 281


24 August 1918, Dornach

The passage from A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is reproduced by permission of Jonathan Cape Ltd. and the Executors of the James Joyce Estate; “Phase One” from “The Nabara” is reproduced from C. Day Lewis, Collected Poems (1954) by permission of Jonathan Cape Ltd., the Hogarth Press and the Executors of the Estate of C. Day Lewis; the lines from Milton’s Paradise Lost are reprinted in the text edited by B. A. Wright for the Everyman’s Library series by courtesy of J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd.; “The Covenant” by Edwin Muir is reprinted by kind permission of Faber and Faber Ltd. from The Collected Poems of Edwin Muir; “Section VIII” from Wallace Stevens, Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction is reproduced by permission of Faber and Faber Ltd. from The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens. We are indebted to Oxford University Press for permission to reprint: “My Heart’s in the Highlands” from Burns, Poems and Songs, ed. J. Kinsley; “To Rosemounde” from Chaucer, Poetical Works, ed. Skeat; Works, ed. E. H. Coleridge; “La Belle Dame sans Merci” from Keats, Poetical Works, ed. H. W. Garrod; the hexameter lines from “The Countesse of Pembroke’s Arcadia” from the text of Sidney, Poetical Works, ed. Ringler. Psalms 90 and 98 in the Sidney-Pembroke translation are reproduced by courtesy of their editor, Dr. Jonathan Rathmell; “On a Drop of Dew” is reproduced in the text established by H. Macdonald in the Muses’ Library edition of Marvell by permission of Routledge and Kegan Paul; the extract from W. R. Rodgers, Europa and the Bull is reproduced by permission of Martin Secker and Warburg Ltd.

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