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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.
Thursday, October 10, 2002  

I'm staying in the house today and did yesterday. It's nice to be in while it's raining. I enjoy those days sometime. I always look forward to watching West Wing on Wednesday nights. It's so well-written and the acting is great, too. I settle in for a whole night of TV since I also like Ed and Law & Order which come before and after WW. I have a tape in the VCR ready to go since someone invariably calls me during West Wing.

Mother and I are going to Murfreesboro to see Mae tomorrow. Sally and a friend are in Florida at Cedar Key, so we're going to check on Mae for her and have a good visit.

10:53:00 AM

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