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Sunday, January 07, 2007

Lazy Musings


Today has been gray and lazy. It put me in the mood for some poetry, which I've been reading this afternoon. I thought I'd share one of my favorite poems with you.

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 have to 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

4 Comments:

  • At 9:06 PM, Blogger Debra Parmley said…

    Ellen,
    That is one of my favorite poems too!

     
  • At 10:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I've never read that poem before, thanks for sharing it!

     
  • At 6:23 AM, Blogger Kristen said…

    Lovely, Ellen.

     
  • At 8:05 AM, Blogger Aura said…

    Beautiful Ellen. I enjoyed it, but it makes me want to go back to bed now. LOL

     

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