Wednesday, November 5, 2008

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

8 comment(s):

Ali loves Keyshia Cole! said...

hey-i noticed you added me to your blog list!! cool :D thanx =]

Taylor-Tot said...

nice poem, love the picture, obamas gonna get shot

krl said...

aha taylor, ive heard that obama is gonna stay underground [hidden from the world] and he is now is stuck in a bulletproof glass box.

so he mightnt die. hopefully not anyway.

palin and biden are both five-lettered asses. i just avoid politics all together. i really dont give a crap. and few people should.

krl

Beaut!fully Br()ken said...

heya!
ok..so..come on!! Shoo..and go to aus now that Obama's won :) Lol !!
nice poem by the way! :)

Taylor-Tot said...

OMFG!!!I GOT THE TWILIGHT SOUNDTRACK!!!

Taylor-Tot said...

absolutely amazing!!! it has muse!!! linkin park!!! and mutemath!!!

Taylor-Tot said...

ummm... idk, my mom got it for me, rough day, and she was out, she thot it would help, and it did :P

Taylor-Tot said...

google?