Friday, January 28, 2005

Learning by Going

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.

Wise words from "The Waking" by Ted Roethke, one of my most favorite poets.

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