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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.
Thursday, April 24, 2008  

I watched the debut and second episode of audtions of Can You Duet which is by the producers of American Idol and filmed in Nashville, which got me interested in it. The judges are a botoxed Naomi Judd, singer-songwriter Aimee Mayo, and vocal coach Brett Manning. I haven't heard of the last two. I don't keep up with country music except just enough to know who some of them are. I've been a rock fan forever and tell my son I was there at the dawn of rock 'n roll.

Anyway, I might keep up with this show. Naomi is pretty blunt but fair. These judges are qualified and know what they're talking about. This could be interesting. I might be one of ten people watching it so will see if I need to mention it again.

What's wrong with all this, you might ask. Well, first of all, I don't like American Idol because I don't like that all over the place singing like lounge acts and people who sing like Mariah Carey. Also I don't like to have to watch Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell, and Randy Jackson. Sometimes I've watched it toward the end to see the best singers but don't like these competitions that let the audience vote. Just think about the People's Choice Awards and presidential elections. Enough said. Finally, I don't listen to country music and don't even know most of the performers. As I mentioned earlier, I try to pay attention to enough of them to keep my citizenship in Tennessee in a county next to Nashville.

This is why I love the Bravo competitions. Real judges who know what's going on make decisions about people competing in something in which they have a skill. At least with DWTS, the audience vote just counts half along with the judges' scores. So I'll see if I watch this one as if I don't already watch too much TV!

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