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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, April 27, 2006  

No, not the murdered-to-conduct-a-funeral kind of bees, but spelling bees. The kind my mother was county champion of and my granddaughter excelled in. They are popular in movies lately. I saw the documentary Spellbound and took it to Kathy's for one of our movie bonding experiences. The girls really liked it, and it gave us some inside jokes to share. I also took March of the Penguins which upset us because of the hard lives Emperor penguins lead. They always have some for me to watch, too. I've seen many Disney movies, Lemony Snicket, Napoleon Dynamite (which I'd seen and have a copy of - hilarious to me as a high school teacher and recommended by former gifted students), and others as we progress in age. I haven't seen The Bee Season but plan to as well as this new one Akeelah and the Bee that has Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne in it. They've been promoting it recently, and it looks good.

Now to combine an actual spelling bee and Napoleon Dynamite, here's a link to this funny video clip. If you haven't seen Napoleon Dynamite, you won't get it.

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