Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Waking
by Theodore Roethke

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.


   
       It's another day where i cannot get my words right.  I had to take state certification exams all day, and my worst nightmare came true when i overslept AND forgot a pencil.  Yikes!  God stepped in, though, when i happened to be randomly seated (out of a whole building of test-takers) two seats up from an acquaintance who had an extra pencil.  I also saw Robert Redford's The Conspirator last night and it really messed with my head.  Extremely fascinating and hard to watch.   I would recommend it highly.  So in summary, my brain is mush!  i thought i'd just give you one of my favorites instead.
      P.S. Poetic Asides suggested writing a profile poem that describes who you are in "social media" style.  Roethke has written my "About Me" section.

1 comment:

Jingle Poetry said...

you did well...
smiles.