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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, September 30, 2007  

Here's that questionnaire to see which presidential candidates are closest to your views. Let me know how yours turned out. I'm definitely a Liberal since Kucinich was 66% for me. Mine were in this order: Kucinich, Richardson, Edwards, Gravel, Dodd, Obama, Hillary, Biden 44%. All the Democrats were above 44% and all the Republicans below 27% with Fred Thompson, Tancredo, and Huckabee all trailing in at 3%. I've been thinking I'd vote for Biden but now am not sure. For the first time in a long time, I like all the Democratic candidates well enough to be OK with the one who will be the next President. Even though I'm most in agreement with Kucinich, I'm not sure I'd want him to be the one and hadn't planned to vote for him. Of course, almost anyone would be better than this group we've had in there for way too long.

Let me know how yours turned out.

8:53:00 PM

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