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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, December 23, 2005  
Book Lover's Quiz

Answers are in the Squawkbox comment.

1. Children's - What Sandra Boynton book is fittingly subtitled Pigorian Chant from Snouto Domoinko de Silo? [this is hilarious - I bought it for Brendan's parents]
2. Classics - What novel by Bernard Malamud reveals the fate of Yabov Bok, a Jewish handyman accused of murdering a Christian boy to obtain his blood?
3. Non-Fiction - What prominent 20th-century Republican is one of the nine World War II airmen celebrated in Flyboys?
4. Book Club - Whose novel A Patchwork Planet introduced "Rent-a-Back," a service that sends employees to do heavy lifting for the elderly?
5. Authors - What New York novelist is credited with spiking up sales of Manolo Blahnik shoes?
6. Book Bag - What former Scottish pickle-packer penned a flowery saga about a Victorian prostitute, called The Crimson Petal and the White?

I don't know but two of these.

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