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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.
Saturday, October 29, 2005  

Answers are posted in the Squawkbox comment place.

from the Pop Culture Edition of Trivial Pursuit ...

1. MOVIE - What movie features Meryl Streep as a substance-abusing actress and Shirley MacLaine as her mother?
2. TV - What thirtysomething character reappeared on Once and Again?
3. MUSIC - What body part was celebrated in a 1983 song by ZZ Top?
4. SPORTS & GAMES - What nickname was given to the last-second play that won the Tennessee Titans the 1999 wildcard playoffs?
5. BUZZ - What music mogul owns the Sean John fashion line?
6. FAD - What 1992 Billy Ray Cyrus song reigned country-western line dancing?

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

7. PEOPLE & PLACES - Who led the Million Man March to Washington, D.C., in 1995?
8. ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - Who was Walt Whitman honoring in his poem "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd"? [any of my former students should get this one right!]
9. History - What farmland state was the site of the famous Brown vs. the Board of Education trial?
10. SCIENCE & NATURE - Where would you look for a uvula?
11. SPORTS & LEISURE - Who holds the current record for playing the most games in baseball history?
12. WILD CARD - What do you call the serpent-entwined rod traditionally carried by the Greek god Hermes?

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