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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.
Sunday, December 04, 2005  

I wondered what happened to Alan Titchmarch after he left Ground Force, so I googled him and found out he's been doing some series about the natural history of the British Isles. This hasn't made its way to BBC-America, but then those shows take a while to get here. Those of you over there across the pond, how is it? What good shows are we missing?

Clever, sneaky Brits are coming over here acting in many movies and TV series using American accents so well that no one suspects a thing. Some of them I know about are Hugh Laurie in House, Ian McShane in Deadwood, Joely Richardson in Nip/Tuck, and others I can't remember right now. Anthony LaPaglia is Australian. I thought he was American. Several Australians do good American accents, too, such as Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, and Geoffrey Rush. Of course, there are scads of Canadians here. Thank goodness for them all! Any others you can think of?

Craig Ferguson: "I don't like the turkey. It's a dry bird. Almost sardonic."

Do you think a premature withdrawal would frustrate Iraq? (sorry, something about that term turns me into Beavis and Butthead with a better vocabulary)

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