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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, May 14, 2008  

How long will it take for this country to grow up? For all the talk about "melting pots" and "diverse population," this is such a racist and sexist nation. I know compared to many other countries, we're not that bad, but good grief! If people don't want to vote for Obama, let it be for reasons other than his race. Same with gender for Hillary. Or age for McCain. I won't vote for him because he's a Republican, which is reason enough for many of us, and I don't like his stance on the war, the economy, and women - especially the appallingly obscene name he called his wife. (family values McCain style) I'm sure W would never call Laura anything like that, and he also makes funny jokes. I don't like him as president but can find some good things to say about him as a person, father, and husband. Not so much McCain. I'm still looking but haven't found anything yet.

I might have to move to Canada!

You die in Canada

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