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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, August 20, 2006  
Life, the Journey

First of all, I love Ronni Bennett's blog Time Goes By. Thousands of others read her blog besides me, so she has quite a following which is wonderful. She should because what she writes about so eloquently and articulately inspire and remind us of the complexities, humor, and experiences of living a passionate life. She's organizing her links to other elderbloggers and asked us to let her know what category to put ours in. The only label that came to mind for mine is "Babbling" since that's what I do on here. As usual, I don't have a plan or focus for it. When I began writing it, I wanted to let family, friends, co-workers, and others know my progress during chemo for non-Hodgkins lymphoma. After I lived, the drama was gone, and so were most of my readers. However, I was in the habit of writing it and have been babbling about my life ever since. Other readers have replaced a few of the ones who left, and some are still with me. Thank you for hanging in here with me. :-)

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