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Theodore Roethke
(1908-1963) born on
May 25
US poet. He is best known for "Words for the Wind."
         
   
F
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I learn by going where I have to go.

R
In a dark time, the eye begins to see.
A
The soul has many motions, body one.
N
Time marks us while we are marking time.
K
A lively understandable spirit
Once entertained you.
It will come again.
Be still.
Wait.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Waking
R: "In a Dark Time"
A: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
N: Straw for the Fire
K: From "Journey in Word," ed. Cyndi Craven; an internet collection of quotations
   


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