Goethe - Faust Part 1
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Faust part one – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
When nature’s spindle twists the thread of ages
Indifferently she spins the endless strand
And when the world’s discordant clamour rages
In dire confusion none can understand –
Who then enlivens that monotony
And makes it pulse with rhythmic motion?
Who summons every voice, united in devotion
And blends them into glorious harmony?
Who weaves the modest laurel leaves that crown
The heads of those whose deeds set them apart?
Preserves Olympus and the gods’ renown?
Man’s power, embodied in the poet’s art!
Why don’t you use them then, these splendid powers?