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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.
Wednesday, May 02, 2007  

Mission Impossible

Yesterday was the fourth anniversary of the Top Gun impersonator's speech in front of the Mission Accomplished banner. He had on his little jump suit and strutted across the deck of an aircraft carrier just outside San Diego. He's a cross between Don Quixote and Hitler and has turned our government into 1984 - Thought Police, Doublespeak, Big Brother, war for the sake of war, and all. He's the worst president we've ever had AND the scariest. I think we've been like Nazi Germany where many of us couldn't believe our government leaders could be so evil and others goose-stepped to his drum. Perhaps its our turn to have a despotic leader in office the way others had Stalin, Mussolini, Idi Amin, etc. I don't know how long it's going to take our country to recover from this abuse and destruction. He needs to be impeached and tried for war crimes, and Cheney for war profiteering.

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