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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.
Saturday, November 24, 2007  
Good Day

Tina and I went to Bellevue for me to return library books. Then we went to Mina's and Tuesday Morning. They carry Baggallini bags at Mina's, and I love those. I've never been carried away by shoes and bags but am about these. They are so well-organized, lightweight, and attractive. Check them out at their website. I have several of them and want more. I ordered mine from but am glad to know there are places around here to get them.

We ate lunch at Hot Kabob, which has the best stews and kabobs! I have been hungry for some since I was there last. Tina and her sons like it there, too. Then we went to Franklin to a book signing for Steven Womack's latest book By Blood Written. I'm really glad we went since it was such a small group, but it was more like a conversation that way. It was good to see Steve again. Brian and I took his screenwriting class at Watkins and kept in touch.

We had a good day. What did you do?

6:02:00 PM

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