by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Circle of Life
Language: English 
Everything the Power of the world does is done in a circle.
The sky is round and I have heard 
that the earth is round like a ball
and so are all the stars. 

Birds make their nests in circles, 
for theirs is the same religion as ours.
The sun comes forth and goes down again in a circle.
The moon does the same and both are round. 

Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing
and always come back where they were. 

The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood,
and so is everything where Power moves. 


  • by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Thomas Schubert) , "Lebenskreis", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Maria Nimmerfall

This text was added to the website: 2010-11-05
Line count: 12
Word count: 104