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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.
Thursday, January 19, 2006  

Answers are posted in the Squawkbox comment place.

from the "Book Lovers" Edition ...

1. Children's - Who earned fame for illustrating beloved characters like Eloise and Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle?
2. Classics - What author of The Reproductive Behaviour of the Ten-spined Stickleback found better sales with his book on human sex life, The Naked Ape?
3. Non-Fiction - What Texas-columnist wrote biographies of George W. Bush entitled Shrub and Bushwacked?
4. Book Club - What playwright does actress Jessica Pruitt fall for after she mysteriously winds up in 16th-century Venice, in Erica Jong's Shylock's Daughter?
5. Authors - What spy novelist did Vice President Dan Quayle ask to join the National Space Council? [Quayle reads?]
6. Book Bag - What grandma leaves her garden club long enough to toil as a CIA operative in umpteen Dorothy Gilman mysteries?

from the "TV" Edition ...

7. Classics - Who was the only game show contestant to be featured on the cover of Time magazine?
8. Sitcoms - What future cast member of Taxi was a pro boxer before taking acting classes?
9. Drama - What space show character's first names are humans unable to pronounce?
10. Kids & Games - What game show's popularity motivated CBS to move Dan Rather's nightly newscast to avoid going head-to-head with it?
11. Stars - What craggy movie actor hosted Ripley's Believe It or Not?
12. Wild Card - What city earned Laugh-In's Flying Fickle Finger of Fate award after its extremely polluted Cuyahoga River caught fire?

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