Michaelmas, Sunday 29 September 2019


“And rival storms abroad are surging
From sea to land, from land to sea.
A chain of deepest action forging
Round all, in wrathful energy.
There flames a desolation, blazing
Before the Thunder’s crashing way:
Yet, Lord, Thy messengers are praising
The gentle movement of Thy Day.”

[Archangel Michael, from the Prologue in Heaven, Faust, by Goethe]

(Today is Michaelmas)

Greetings to all good-willing readers of my blog! Slava!


*Und Stürme brausen um die Wette
Vom Meer aufs Land vom Land aufs Meer,
Und bilden wüthend eine Kette
Der tiefsten Wirkung rings umher.
Da flammt ein blitzendes Verheeren
Dem Pfade vor des Donnerschlags.
Doch deine Boten, Herr, verehren
Das sanfte Wandeln deines Tags.


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