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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, May 03, 2007  

Candidates and the Crusades

Tonight will be the Republican nominees debate. I watched the Democrats last week and loved Joe Biden's one-word answer "yes" when Brian Williams asked if he could show restraint if he were President since his verbosity has gotten him in trouble. I still laugh about that exchange. I haven't decided yet who I will vote for in the primary but have time to made that decision.

Here's what wrote: "Republican contenders ponder what to say about Bush." Uh, how about the man is a narcississtic sociopath who has shredded our Constitution, driven us to unprecedented debt, lied us into a ruinous war, and has appointed ideologically radical AND corrupt appointees? Naw, they'll go with the euphemistic lies, as usual.

Here's a disturbing article about the Christian Taliban in the military.

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