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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, September 23, 2005  

Answers are posted in the Squawkbox comment place.

from the Pop Culture Edition of Trivial Pursuit ...

1. MOVIE - Which branch of the armed forces do the pilots of Top Gun fly for? [I knew one who said he was a topmost gun]
2. TV - What is the theme song for C.S.I.?
3. MUSIC - What group made their debut with 1993's "Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?"
4. SPORTS & GAMES - What college basketball powerhouse plays its home games on "Coach K. Court"?
5. BUZZ - What intimidating TV and film star said about himself, "I'm a neurotic mess. I'm really basically just like a 260-pound Woody Allen."?
6. FAD - What board game set sales records by selling more than 20 million units from 1982 to 1984?

from the "Know-It-All" Edition ...

7. PEOPLE & PLACES - What Northern Plains city is named for a series of waterfalls on the Missouri River?
8. ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - What musical group, debuting in 1997, replaced its members when their voices started changing?
9. History - Which war saw the first use of the name "Uncle Sam" to personify the government of the United States?
10. SCIENCE & NATURE - What does a whip break when you crack a whip?
11. SPORTS & LEISURE - What 17-year-old reached the finals in her first tournament, the 1977 U.S. Open?
12. WILD CARD - What popular children's toy originated in the Philippines as a four-pound weapon on a 20-foot-long cord?

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