I was fascinated by this connection between lines 2, 4 and 7 of the verse.
Is there more to this analysis that can be posted and/or read somewhere ?
In a message dated 18.04.2001 10:25:25 AM GMT Daylight Time,
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 00:02:20 +0100
From: "eurythmy" <eurythmy@...
Subject: Re: Soul Calendar dimly bind
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From: Wayne FISCHER <wfische@...>
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 5:55 PM
Subject: Re: [anthroposophy] Soul Calendar
> Dear Dr. Starmann,
> Why do the thoughts soaring out into the heavens "dimly bind" the inner
essence of the human being to the spirit's life rather than "brightly bind"?
> Does this refer to a tenious and fragile awareness of the link between
self and the divine within the spiritual landscape?
The "bind dimly"of line 7 is to be seen next to the previous "becomes one"
of line 4. It also is part of the mirroring of line 2.
The first verb comes at the end of the firt part, the second on the
penultimate line. So it has less vibrancy. Dem Licht sich eint im Schauen
Und Binden dumpf and Die Sonne spricht zum Menschensinn
Some different translations of the lines 4 ,7and 2.
1. joins with the light in seeing / and dimly bind / The sun to man's
2. unites with the light in seeing /and dimly bind / The sun speaks to human
3. unites in seeing with the light / and dimly bind's man's being / The Sun
speaks to the human sense
4. unites with light in Man's beholding / And dimly binds / The Sun speaks
to the human sense
5. unites with light in seeing / the spirit breathes / in cosmic-human
interchanges / is speaking to the human being
6. unites itself, through seeing with the light / and dimly link / When the
Sun to human senses speaks
7. In vision joins with light / and dimly join / The Sun communes with sense
8. Is wed with light in looking / and dimly blend /The Sunshine speaks to
Sense of Man.
9. Becomes, in seeing, one with light / And dimly bind / The sun speaks to
the human mind,
10. joy links itself with Light perceived, / and dimly bind / The Sun doth
speaks to the human sense,
11. Unites herself to the light in perception, / and dimly link / The Sun
speaks to the human sense
12. Unites with light in his beholding / and dimly bind / The Sun speaks to
the sense of Man,
13. Links to the light, beholding / And dimly bind / When to Man's wakened
Sense-life/ The Sun from wide World-spaces speaks
14. Grows one with light in gazing / and mutely bind / The sun speaks to the
sense of man'
15. Unites with light in gazing / And dimly bind / The Sun speaks to the
sense of man.
16. Unites with the soul in vision / And dimly unite the human being / The
sun speaks to man's senses
17. (.) with light grows one / in act of contemplation / (.), and groping
bind / The sun calls to the mind and sense of man
18. [Difficult to cut that one!] From heaven above comes sunlight streaming;
/ Shining, glistening and gleaming. My silver crescent cup is filled, / (Be
careful that it is not spilled), / Such joy weaves round me everywhere / In
water and earth and in light filled air. / A wave of joy in me as well /
Springs from my heart, a surging swell./ By joy I'm taught my God to know. /
I am his child - He tells me so.
19. And Joy out of the soul's depths / And binds dimly / The Sun speaks to
Considering the change of sounds in the German Und binden dumpf I quite like
dimly blend, dimly unite I salute the breathing interchanges (5) All the
repetitive trumpeting vowel like in dimly link are not to my taste this time
round. However considering the meaning or the poetical element: the mutely
bind of 14 and the groping bind of 17 are quite a revelation .