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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.
Monday, October 24, 2005  

Answers are posted in the Squawkbox comment place.

from the Pop Culture Edition of Trivial Pursuit ...

1. MOVIE - What is Alex Owens's (Jennifer Beales) day job in Flashdance?
2. TV - What was the catchphrase of Jacko, the Aussie Energizer spokesman?
3. MUSIC - What record-industry executive was attacked by Sean "Puffy" Combs in a 1999 altercation? [ah, the name changes of the P]
4. SPORTS & GAMES - How did Lyn St. James and Sarah Fisher finish the 2001 Indianapolis 500, the first time two women qualified for the race?
5. BUZZ - What tennis Grand Slam champion rebelled against her early success by shoplifting?
6. FAD - Who played the construction worker being ogled by women in the late '90's Diet Coke commercials? [ah yes]

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

7. PEOPLE & PLACES - What studio mogul, whose company once merged with Metro Pictures, said, "A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's printed on"? [that's just funny]
8. ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - What is inscribed on the statue of Emil Faber in the movie Animal House?
9. History - What patriotic song did Julia Ward Howe write the lyrics to?
10. SCIENCE & NATURE - What word can mean "dull" or "insensitive" or can refer to angles in geometry?
11. SPORTS & LEISURE - Who is the only player to win the Heisman Trophy twice?
12. WILD CARD - What flower is named from the mythological figure who couldn't stop staring at his reflection?

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