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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, November 18, 2005  

Answers are posted in the Squawkbox comment place.

from the Pop Culture Edition of Trivial Pursuit ...

1. MOVIE - What historic tragedy haunts Frank Horrigan (Clint Eastwood) in In the Line of Fire?
2. TV - Who played Richard Lewis's daddy in Daddy Dearest?
3. MUSIC - What Rolling Stone member performed on Living Colour's debut album Vivid?
4. SPORTS & GAMES - What Playstation game had players getting a driver's license and baking a cake in order to win? [I'm way too old to know this]
5. BUZZ - What legendary actress served on the board of Pepsi Cola? [but am the right age to know this one]
6. FAD - Whose signature line was, "Isn't that special?" [and this]

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

7. PEOPLE & PLACES - What author was marked for death after the publication of his best-selling novel in 1988?
8. ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - Whose Poem #712 contains the verse, "Because I could not stop for Death, he kindly stopped for me"?
9. History - What Russian revolutionary was assassinated in Mexico in 1940?
10. SCIENCE & NATURE - What infectious disease gets its name from the translation of "bad air"?
11. SPORTS & LEISURE - What legendary Ohio State coach was forced to resign after slugging an opposing player from Clemson?
12. WILD CARD - What is Liberty lawn used for?

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