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The Waking

The Waking

by Theodore Roethke
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The Waking Awe and Amazement Quotes

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Great Nature has another thing to do To you and me (13-14)


Good God and Great Nature—they seem like a matched pair, don’t they. In case the capital “N” wasn’t enough for you (we know it’s never enough for the likes of fellow poet Emily Dickinson), Roethke gives a great adjective to toot nature’s horn. In a poem of human experience and the constrictions of fate, in comes Nature with a mind of its own. How awesome is that? Not to fear, this kind of awe only helps you to appreciate the time you have on this earth.

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