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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, May 27, 2008  

I thought about changing templates for my blog because I like some of the features on the new ones; however, I have added so much stuff to this one that I dare not even consider it. What I might try is to fiddle with the html on my template to get the archives to have titles on them the way some of yours are. Wish me luck because I've messed things up with these attempts before and had to call in help from Alistair (Scaryduck). He's my blog mentor. Ariel was when I first began, but I don't think she reads it any more.

Later .... I did it! Don't think I knew what I was doing, though. I have another blog I've never posted on, so I changed its template to one that had that on it, went to both templates, copied & pasted on another page, and then changed it on this one. Somehow it worked.

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