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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, December 03, 2005  

Answers are posted in the Squawkbox comment place.

from the Pop Culture Edition of Trivial Pursuit ...

1. MOVIE - What film did Tatum O'Neal win a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for when she was only ten years old?
2. TV - Who played the two musicians who sold their souls to the devil for fame in A Year at the Top?
3. MUSIC - What harmonica-wielding actor was responsible for The Return of Bruno?
4. SPORTS & GAMES - What former WWF wrestler posed for Playboy magazine in November 2000?
5. BUZZ - What product does Sammy Hagar's company Cabo Wabo produce?
6. FAD - In the '80s, what utensil might you gag me with?

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

7. PEOPLE & PLACES - What town is famous for the saloon in which Wild Bill Hickok was killed in 1876?
8. ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - What track does the Chattanooga Choo-Choo leave from?
9. History - What tasty entree was inspired by England's poulty-loving Edward VII?
10. SCIENCE & NATURE - What does PVC stand for?
11. SPORTS & LEISURE - Who are the only two professional players to have been credited with over 500 home runs and at least one pitching victory?
12. WILD CARD - What rakish canine character made his national prime-time debut at the 1987 Super Bowl?

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