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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.
Sunday, May 04, 2008  
Sunday Mutterings


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Please look over there to the left and sign my guest book and plant a flag on the guest map. I love to hear from you and appreciate your comments and emails. Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. :-)

I looked over there to the left and realize that I need to update my Photo Album. My program is on the desk top pc I can't get to right now. That partitionn problem I had finally took its toll on that one and incapicitated it. Techo problems of woe! Anyway, I'll regroup and make it work.

My favorite program on NPR Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! had the story about Lesbos on "Bluff the Listener" where they tell three stories and have the call-in contestant choose which one is true since the other two are made up. Because I was familiar with that story, thanks to David Dust and Craig Ferguson, I would have won Carl Kassel's voice on my answering machine!

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