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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.
Sunday, November 03, 2002  

Have I mentioned how much I enjoy watching Ground Force in BBC? I don't even like to get out in the yard that much and certainly don't like digging, shovelling, and planting. Then there's the heavy moving! It's very much like watching aerobics and sitting on the couch. I think it's fascinating how they transform yards (or gardens as they say) the way they do on Ground Force and makes me wish someone would come do mine. I like that guy Alan on there. He's funny and clever. Charlie, the woman on there with the long strawberry blonde hair is strong and quite a worker - and apparently doesn't wear a bra. The interaction between the three of them reminds me of my years in the English workroom.

Those shows like Changing Rooms, House Invaders, and the ones on HGTV make it seem easier than it is. They inspire change for sure.

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