TEMPLE OF THE DEEP
You shall not hover in the skies!
You shall stand firmly on the earth!
Yet if you strive for the core of things
You must go down into the depths! –
Where floods from the clouds
Pour forth into the earth’s lap;
Where in the fiery passion of love
‘Man and woman’ in purity enjoy one another!
Where the propagating powers
Forever impregnate the earth anew: –
There, where the great men of old
Have already sought life’s very stream! – –
Yet only one who has washed with care
Away the dust of the everyday
Will there be blessed …
Only his faith will gain admittance!