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The Waking

I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.
I learn by going where I cannot go.

We think by feeling. What is there to know?
I hear my being dance from ear to ear.
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.

Of those so close beside me, which are you?
God bless the Ground! I shall walk softly there,
And learn by going where I have to go.

Light takes the Tree, but who can tell us how?
The lowly worm climbs up a winding stair;
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.

Great Nature has another thing to do
To you and me; so take the lively air,
And, lovely, learn by going where to go.

This shaking keeps me steady. I should know.
What falls away is always. And is near.
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I learn by going where I have to go.

--Theodore Roethke


Joy's Updates - Straight from the Horse's Mouth.
Friday, October 18, 2002  

You might have noticed that I've added a guest book and a counter to my blog. I know the counter works because I kept coming here to check to see if the features I added were on here or not, but the guest book hasn't been used yet, so I have no idea. Guess we'll find out. The counter is at the bottom of the posts. The guest book information isn't where I wanted to put it, but at least it's in the blue section. Ariel Dunham helped me with it, and I checked Amy Nicken's blog to see what she used for her guest book. Next I'm going to attempt to add links to favorite places. We'll see.

I wonder how people with these blogs manage to get them arranged all these different ways. Apparently they understand html. There are several kinds of templates available on Blogger which makes a difference, but most of it has to do with their knowledge and creativity. For example, some have links in the text that can be clicked and take readers to those sites. They are a different color - that's all. I've attempted to insert links to no avail! It looks easy but apparently not. I want to be able to do that and usually hear from Ariel or Cayla for help. Thanks!!

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