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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.
Wednesday, October 02, 2002  
More on Hurricanes

I noticed no one had an answer to the hurricane question, so I had to go to the official hurrican website. Very interesting information there. It tells the deadliest, costliest, and other information about hurricanes. It also tracks the ones now. Josephine and Kyle were "J" and "K" so now I know. Marco and Nana are next, and Sally is down the road. They have the names on there until 2006, I think, when Melissa will be one. As you might have known, Florida has had the most (24) with Texas in second place (15). More hurricanes occur in September with August second. This was from 1900-1996.

It looks scary for Louisiana again, and they just got through Isidore! I hope it stays at sea.

Cleaning is on my agenda today. That and organizing the kitchen cabinets. I'm taking everything out and putting back in what needs to be there and consolidating things. Then I'll do some vacuuming and other things.

The Southern Festival of Books sounds good this year. I don't know the list of writers except for Jill McCorkle since my calendar from the Bluebird has her scheduled. It sounds like a good show with McCorkle and Lee Smith telling stories and Marshall Chapman and Matraca Berg singing their songs. I'd like to go but am not sure if I will.

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