Dag Hammarskjöld’s most celebrated legacy may well be his journal of personal and spiritual reflections which was published posthumously as Markings in 1963.

Hammarskjöld described the entries in the journal as “the only true ‘profile’ that can be drawn…concerning my negotiations with myself- and with God”. The texts are poetic in nature, some of them in haiku verse, and reflect an intense and deeply personal dialogue with God about duty, responsibility, guilt, love and faith.