Calendar of the Soul

Verses by Rudolf Steiner
English Translations by Tom Mellett

Fourth Week / Forty Ninth Week


Here is the next installment of the Calendar of the Soul verses for this week (#4) and its polar opposite (#49). Note how the verses are now diverging from the lemniscate's crossing point at Easter, (which is Verse #1 with Polar verse #52).


For the Easter 2000 to Holy Saturday 2001 cycle:
This week's verse (#4) has dates of: May 10 - 15
The polar verse (#49) corresponds to the week: March 14 - 21


[Note: The dates with the verses are the original dates given by Steiner.]


              St.John's ---------->  12-13
                                   10     16
                                   8       19
        (this week's verse)------>  4     20
                                     3   23
                  Easter------------> 1-26 <------ Michaelmas
                                    27 - 52
                                   29     49 <------(polar verse)
                                  32       45
                                   34     42
                Christmas----------> 38-39




D.    4. Woche    (28. April - 4. Mai)
Ich fuehle Wesen meines Wesens:
So spricht Empfindung,
Die in der sonnerhellten Welt
Mit Lichtesfluten sich vereint;

Sie will dem Denken
Zur Klarheit Waerme schenken
Und Mensch und Welt
In Einheit fest verbinden.





D.    4th week:    (April 28 - May 4)
Sensation speaks!

"I feel the essence of my being!" ---
swirling through torrents of light
in the sun-brightened world.

How sensation yearns
to bestow upon thinking
the gift of warmth
that leads to clarity---

and fuses into unity
the human being and the world.




W'.    49. Woche    (9. - 15. Maerz)
Ich fuehle Kraft des Weltenseins:
So spricht Gedankenklarheit,
Gedenkend eignen Geistes Wachsen
In finstern Weltennaechten,
Und neigt dem nahen Weltentage
Des Innern Hoffnungsstrahlen.




W'.    49th week:    (March 9 - 15)
Thus speaks the brightness of my thinking:

"I feel the force of Cosmic Being!"---
remembering the growth of its own spirit
during dark cosmic nights.

How it anticipates
the coming cosmic day
with rays of inner light!