January 4th, 2011

Alice

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."

- Theodore Roethke


I keep saying that I don't like poetry.  Well, I'm having a wild romance with Theodore Roethke tonight, the rhythm of his verses echoing in each thumping of my heart.  Is it possible to fall in love with words?


by Alex Stoddard