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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 cannot go.

We think by feeling. What is there to know?
I hear my being dance from ear to ear.
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.

Of those so close beside me, which are you?
God bless the Ground! I shall walk softly there,
And learn by going where I have to go.

Light takes the Tree, but who can tell us how?
The lowly worm climbs up a winding stair;
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.

Great Nature has another thing to do
To you and me; so take the lively air,
And, lovely, learn by going where to go.

This shaking keeps me steady. I should know.
What falls away is always. And is near.
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I learn by going where I have to go.

--Theodore Roethke


Joy's Updates - Straight from the Horse's Mouth.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007  

Justice was served in one way. Marie and Jonathan came in 3rd. Her huge fan base carried her through this far. She's done well and really improved, but isn't as good as the other two. The Cheetah Girl was better but didn't have the votes.

Well, I'm bummed. I really wanted Mel and Maks to win, but no! Helio and Julianne did. It was time for a woman to win, and it should have been Melanie. Bummed, bummed, bummed! Last year I wanted Apolo Ono and Julianne to win, but not this time for her. It should have been M & M for sure. They've had the highest scores all season. Wrong! So wrong!

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