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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 09, 2007  
Susan Lucci no more!

After writing quite a few emails to Craig Ferguson's show, he read one from me tonight! He'd just read one from a woman in Nashville and then mine. He said it was Tennessee night. I think he probably thought I was about 10 years old based on my question. I asked if he'd read any of the Harry Potter books, and if so, which character would he like to be. After saying, "No, I haven't read the Harry Potter books ... because I'm male and 45 years old." He smiled, raised his eyebrow, and added, "Uh, of course I have read the Harry Potter books - for demographic reasons - and I'd like to be Old Grumbly Dumb because he's so wise with his spells and magic." So when the rerun is on with Jimmy Smits on it, watch and hear him read my email. I hope some of you watched last night and saw it when it happened like I did. :-)

Now I can win the lottery.

2:36:00 AM

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