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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 05, 2005  
Birthday Blues

Not how it sounds! I've been feeling so good since my birthday Monday that I haven't posted on the blog. I have a lot to tell you about but am packing to leave for a blues festival in Helena, Arkansas. Be sure to read the letter about the name change from the King Biscuit Blues Festival to the Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival. The place to click is in the first sentence above the poster. Comment on how you feel about this. I think it sucks. I'm really looking forward to going and know it will be fun. I'm going with friends, and we'll stay in Clarksdale, Mississippi, where Morgan Freeman owns a blues club. I'll be back sometime Sunday evening.

Brendan spent the night with me this last Friday night and Saturday night before last. We had a great time. I'll tell you more about it when I get back. I had fun celebrating my birthday, too. This year is starting out well.

How are y'all doing?

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