Quote for Today: Theodore Roethke


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.

― from “The Waking”, Theodore Roethke, The Collected Poems

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4 thoughts on “Quote for Today: Theodore Roethke

    • katmcdaniel Reply

      You are welcome. This part of the poem comes to my mind quite often, so I thought it was something I should share. Glad it found you.

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