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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  
Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?

In light of the election and another influx of American citizens rushing the borders of Canada, they are putting up a fence. According to Canadian officials, Americans who are dissatisfied with their elected political leaders, lack of national health care, violence, high fructose corn syrup, scary news, locked doors, insurance nazis, and warm weather are flooding the lands to the north. It was enough to have all those draft dodgers during the Vietnam War, but the years of the Bush administration brought many more. "While we are sympathetic to their problems, we cannot take on the burdens of all those poor Americans who want a better life for themselves and their children," explained one official. Another citizen said, "They are taking the jobs and services from hardworking Canadians. We can't let that happen, eh?"

So I ask you, what do we do now? We have nowhere to escape!

Where is this, Ell?

hello canada

I'm starting an internet rumor and made all that up. Help me make this better and then we can spread it. All suggestions welcome!

5:29:00 PM

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