by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Thomas Schubert (b. 1961)

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. 

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


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Line count: 12
Word count: 104

Lebenskreis
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Alles, was der Weltgeist schafft, vollzieht sich in Kreisen. 
Der Himmel ist rund und ich habe gehört, 
auch die Erde ist rund wie eine Kugel, 
und so die Sterne. 

Das Nest der Vögel ist rund, 
denn sie haben denselben Schöpfer.
Die Sonne geht  und geht wiederum unter in einem Kreislauf,
ebenso der Mond, und beide sind rund.

Sogar die Jahreszeiten wechseln in einem großen Kreislauf 
und kehren immer wieder zurück. 

Das Leben des Menschen ist ein Kreislauf von Kindheit zurück zu Kindheit.
So vollzieht sich alles, was der Weltgeist schafft, in Kreisen. 

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Researcher for this text: Maria Nimmerfall

This text was added to the website: 2010-11-05
Line count: 12
Word count: 92