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The Waking

The Waking


by Theodore Roethke

The Waking Fate and Free Will Quotes

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Quote #4

The lowly worm climbs up a winding stair; (11)

The worm may be lowly (or are we all a variation on the worm?), but he too has follow the set path. He’s got his own winding stair to climb.

Quote #5

so take the lively air (14)

Nature may have another plan in store for us (and we all know how that ends), but that’s why we need to breathe deeply, embrace life, and learn what we can, while we can. We may have to do what we have to do, but we have some say in our attitude—it’s make lemonade out of lemons time.

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