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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, January 15, 2006  

Answers are posted in the Squawkbox comment place.

from the Pop Culture Edition of Trivial Pursuit ...

1. MOVIE - In the Matrix, what is Thomas Anderson's cyberspace moniker?
2. TV - On The Ren & Stimpy Show, what kind of dog is Ren?
3. MUSIC - What was the name of Chicago's third album?
4. SPORTS & GAMES - What former NBA star and longtime Deadhead was the first honoree of the Grateful Dead's Hall of Honor?
5. BUZZ - What former Saturday Night Live cast memeber did Chris Farley single out as his biggest influence?
6. FAD - What was the first major diet soda, released in 1963?

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

7. PEOPLE & PLACES - Who said, "As far as I'm concerned, there won't be a Beatles reunion as long as John Lennon remains dead"?
8. ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - What mythological prophetess was doomed never to be believed, even if she told the truth?
9. History - Which blood disorder was Richard Massie researching that inspired him to write the biography of the last czar of Russia?
10. SCIENCE & NATURE - What do the initials "LED" stand for?
11. SPORTS & LEISURE - Who was the first woman to swim the English Channel?
12. WILD CARD - What deodorant brand was the first to be marketed in roll-on form?

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