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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.

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