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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.
Friday, April 11, 2008  
Book Addiction

After reading all the Harry Potter books in a row, I haven't found any others that have fascinated me as much. J. K. Rowling writes so well and is an amazing storyteller. Sheena and I exchange books, and some I borrowed from her have me hooked. They are mysteries by William Bernhardt about a lawyer Ben Kincaid in Tulsa. I like him and the other characters and enjoy spending time with them. Some of the events in the books make me really uncomfortable but that's good writing. No comparison to Ms. Rowling, though.

I bought all of them I could find at McKay's for not much money. That place is great! It's well-organized with all kinds of books, CD's, and DVD's. I can foresee not paying for those again since I intend to take many of mine I need to get rid of there for tickets for credit. This can go on and on.

What are you reading that you enjoy or have read? I'm always looking for new ideas now that I've retired and can read for pleasure.

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