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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.
Friday, June 13, 2008  
Can You Duet

This is for Cindy and me, so we can discuss Can You Duet since no one else on here watches it. I'm typing this now during the finale. Wow! I was in tears (in a very good way) both times Caitlin and Will sang. I want them to win because I want to see them perform and keep growing. Caitlin looks sort of goth with tattoos and Will like a rockabilly singer. They are really good!

Cute guys Brownell & Richey sing country/rock and will probably get a record deal either from winning this show or later. Joey & Rory are married and she is beautiful. Their style is varied and definitely country. I enjoy listening to them.

The Coppola twins were eliminated earlier tonight. This show will be repeated again tomorrow night and other times on CMT if anyone is interested in just seeing the finals. Both last episodes are on tonight and the other times it's repeated one right after the other. They sing different styles each episode.

Joey and Rory came in third place, so now the other two duos will perform again before the final selection. The judges said they are looking for a duet they think can sell a lot of records, fill concerts, and have long careers. The judges LOVED Caitlin & Will's two songs tonight much better than the other competitors' performances, and I'm still hoping for them but think Brownell and Richey might get it. Their second song tonight was rockin' good. We'll see.

And the winners are Caitlin & Will!!!! Yea!! I'm so glad! Watch for them! They auditioned with other partners, were put with someone else, and then put together. Now here they are on YouTube! This is Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats" which is great, but the songs they performed tonight were even better. They aren't online yet.

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