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The Waking

Written by: Theodore Roethke | Biography
 | Quotes (10) |
 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.



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