Table of Contents

Betty Langenberg
  1. Freemasons
  2. Brotherhood
  3. Brother
  4. Feast of St. John


Initiated into the secret word,
We speak languages not spoken by any other people,
We give signs not known in any country,
We hear voices, not heard by any other human.

Which power keeps me in this light?
Who were strangers outside the Temple gates,
Are Brethren now since thousand years.
And look! The stars above our heads!
I meet you in the middle of the earth
And on the faults of universe.


Brotherhood, difficult and simple word,
to easily written, to easily said,
in this world daily broken.

Rulers and priests use this word:
Brotherhood between nations, races, states,
under the shadow of a during hatred,
peace that in this world is often lost.

Brotherhood, little fragile plant,
Silent gesture of the heart.
within the peacefullness of the templewalls
she blossoms vulnerable, smiling in my hand.


Brother, is there something between you and me?
The east is glowing in a golden candlelight,
we listen to Mozart, and think in different languages,
Yet, I understand you, as you understand me.

I dont know your place in your society,
I do not know to which God you daily pray,
There must be thousands things that seperates you and I.
Brother, is there something between you and me?

You make the sign and know the word.
I know you now,
allthough you live under a different sky;
You are my brother, seated next to me.

Brother is there something between you and me?
Between us, in the chain, the secret lives.
I heard your heart, as you heard mine,
and from countless miles, we recognize.

Feast of St. John

Again the feast of love is near,
And wherever we roam across this globe
Who once were given the Masonic Light
Will be united as one in here.

How much damaged and how fragile
Peace and security may be, those
Who came together on this day
Make their world into a rose

And inside the glowing white,
The chalice we make together
Is the mystery of a precious gift:

Altar of truth, eternal Light
A pure harmony of spheres,
How can any enemy harm us,
Who are together like this tonight?

Betty Langenberg

"Dutch Rose" is a Lady Mason from the Netherlands, and is active in Co-Masonry. She is a gifted poet, and her website at contains both her works and poems by others, and non-Masonic as well as Masonic works.