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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, September 29, 2005  

Answers are posted in the Squawkbox comment place.

from the Pop Culture Edition of Trivial Pursuit ...

1. MOVIE - In Terms of Endearment, what does Shirley MacLaine invite Jack Nicholson to see in her bedroom? [good grief, I know this!]
2. TV - Who was the bandleader for the Electric Mayhem? [never, ever heard of them]
3. MUSIC - What trio declared bankruptcy on July 3, 1995 - the same day they had a No. 1 single? [I double-checked the date]
4. SPORTS & GAMES - What part of Evander Holyfield's body did Mike Tyson bite off during their 1997 fight?
5. BUZZ - Manson Family victim Sharon Tate was the wife of what film director? [she was the same 8 months pregnant when that happened that I was with Brian - so creepy]
6. FAD - What manufacturer's ads has model Vaughn dancing in just his skivvies and a smile?

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

7. PEOPLE & PLACES - What cook was made a colonel in 1935 by the governor of his state in recognition of contributions to the state's culture?
8. ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - What was the name of The Little Rascals bunch when their movies were first released? [I remember them on television]
9. History - What program of economic aid to Latin American countries was adopted by the U.S. in the early 1960s?
10. SCIENCE & NATURE - What evergreen tree native to tropical Africa produces glossy nuts high in caffeine?
11. SPORTS & LEISURE - Who was the last player to be the year's home run leader with less than 40 home runs in the season?
12. WILD CARD - What was first issued in the U.S. in 1794, with an edition coined as the "Flowing Hair" series?

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