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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, February 26, 2008  

Alistair told about his catchphrases on his world-famous Scaryduck blog and asked what ours are. I often say "that sucks penguins" because I misheard a friend who said "sucks big ones," so I just started saying penguins. I laugh to myself every time because I amuse myself with my little jokes. Anyway, this is an example of why "Oh" is the word I say most often. It comes in handy depending on the inflection, as in ...

Oh, I get it!

So that's what that means!

I didn't know.

I misunderstood - nevermind.

How embarrassing.

That can't be true.



Awww, sorry.

Or I say it to pretend I know what they're talking about when I've fogged off.

My main catchphrase is, "After all, we're almost human!"

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