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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 17, 2005  

Answers are posted in the Squawkbox comment place.

from the Pop Culture Edition of Trivial Pursuit ...

1. MOVIE - What character has been played by Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin, and Ben Affleck?
2. TV - What was John Cage's nickname on Ally McBeal?
3. MUSIC - What Rick James classic did MC Hammer sample for "Can't Touch This"?
4. SPORTS & GAMES - Whose shoulder did Jana Novotna cry on after losing the Steffi Graf in the 1993 Wimbledon finals?
5. BUZZ - What political party was Howard Stern the New York gubernatorial candidate for? [why is that the adjective instead of governorial?]
6. FAD - What's the term for the pale-skinned, black-garbed Marilyn Manson look?

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

7. PEOPLE & PLACES - What object from the Seinfeld television series is hung on the wall of Jerry Seinfeld's real New York apartment?
8. ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - Which part of the female body was considered obscene by the ancient Chinese?
9. History - Which great Greek philosopher's work survived primarily in the form of lecture notes to his pupils?
10. SCIENCE & NATURE - What is the common name for what inventor Sir Isaac Pitman termed "phonography"?
11. SPORTS & LEISURE - What game would your English opponent say you were playing if you were in a checkers tournament ?
12. WILD CARD - Where did kilts originate?

I don't know many of these.

5:55:00 PM

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