EASTER POEM by Albert Steffen
by Albert Steffen
Here on earth Christ rises everywhere!
See His guiding, speaking gestures there
In the clouds, in colors, air, and stone,
Shining lovingly in light and tone!
Sense how boulders heave Him from the grave,
How the clouds lift Him aloft towards heaven,
How the wind’s waves waft His words along,
Now colors glisten with His glance and song!
Raise yourself, O Man, up from your fall!
On the rainbow, mount into the All,
Seize the sun-disc and the sickle moon!
Build your mortal body by their tune
(translated by Christy Barnes)