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Words for the Wind: Poems of Theodore Roethke

Words for the Wind: Poems of Theodore Roethke

“I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.”

Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Theodore Roethke (1908–1963) reads aloud 30 of his best-loved poems in this recording made a year before his death. Selected from his 1958 National Book Award–winning collection, the poems deal with childhood, love, and faith. Roethke demonstrates at times his playfulness and at others his eloquence as he reads. Liner notes include the text of the poems.

Track Listing

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For Children: A Rouse for Stevens / Song for the Squeeze Box Theodore Roethke 2:57
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For Children: Reply to a Lady Editor / Dinky / The Sloth / The Lady and the Bear Theodore Roethke 4:24
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Love Poems: The Dream / All the Earth, All the Air / Words for the Wind Theodore Roethke 7:55
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Love Poems: I Knew a Woman / The Voice / She / The Other Theodore Roethke 5:00
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Love Poems: The Pure Fury / The Renewal / The Sensualists Theodore Roethke 4:29
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Love Poems: Love's Progress / The Surly One / The Swan / Memory Theodore Roethke 3:46
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Praise to the End: I Need, I Need / Bring the Day! Theodore Roethke 4:21
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Praise to the End: Give Way, Ye Gates Theodore Roethke 2:22
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Praise to the End: The Lost Son Theodore Roethke 7:15
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Praise to the End: The Long Alley Theodore Roethke 4:16
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Shorter Poems: Elegy for Jane / My Papa's Waltz Theodore Roethke 2:27
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Shorter Poems: Four for Sir John Davies Theodore Roethke 5:57
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Shorter Poems: The Waking Theodore Roethke 1:38
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