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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.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007  

To those of you who have read the Harry Potter books, which one do you like best? I'm on the fifth one now, Order of the Phoenix, and can't say until I finish them all. I am so engrossed in them and enjoy them thoroughly. It's not just that Rowling makes this world seem real, it's as if I'm there. The first year at Hogwarts is like any first experience going to a new school or place. Then with each new year, we become more and more familiar with the teachers, other students, courses, and customs. What amazes me is Rowling's imagination. It's a constant surprise to discover the names, new experiences, methods of communication, problems, and so much more! Love the books! I'm going to order the British version of the books from Amazon because I'd like to have those.

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