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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, December 26, 2007  

There are some things I'm glad I am getting around to later like reading the Harry Potter books all in a row and not having to wait a year between them. That was great! Now I want some suggestions for books I can enjoy as much as I did those. Please email or put some suggestions in the comments.

Brian is helping me with this and gave me some books for Christmas he thinks I'll enjoy. So far, hilarious with Good Omens! Love it! I really should have been living in England all these years or at least have had an Englishman here for my own. Oh well. At least I can read what they write and watch them on TV and in movies. But I digress. He also gave me some Terry Pratchett books. I'll give you a report.

Jackie, Tina, and I went to Franklin today and browsed the shops on Main Street. Jackie and Ed are planning to move here in a couple of years, which is exciting. We had lunch with Brian at Pei Wei since he works near Maryland Farms and enjoyed that.

I'm off to Kathy's tomorrow for a couple of days.

Tell me things. I need some comments to get on with my life. Help me out here, please!

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