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Below is the poem entitled Acceptance which was written by poet Nykki Houtkooper. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Opened like a morning leaf
exposed beneath the moon,
Resting in the tentacles
of a clouded ink coccoon.
Wringing hands now rest at peace-
the solitude of night,
a lantern in the wilderness
the miracle of flight.
Dancing on the tabletops
or falling from a swing,
is noticing the networking
of every living thing.
Observation is the art
that shows a single frame,
experience will turn to stone
the given and the gained.

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  1. Date: 3/28/2011 6:45:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved featured poem this week Nykki. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/27/2011 6:20:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem Acceptance being featured this week, Nykki

  1. Date: 12/21/2008 5:56:00 AM
    Just discovered your poem, just excellent, it knocked me out and I can't wait to read some more.

  1. Date: 12/21/2008 12:08:00 AM
    Nykki, Congratulations on YOUR POEM being Featured this week Welcome to the Soup Hope to see more Features in the Future Wish YOU and YOURS A very Merry Christmas and may the New Year bring Health and Prosperity ...HG

  1. Date: 12/20/2008 9:38:00 AM
    Nykki, I really enjoyed the message you have composed here in poetic form. Thank You for sharing a little of yourself and especially for sharing your passion of writing with us all. Congratulations for being featured and as I close I would like to include this message that you please keep your pens ink flowing so your amazing words of poetry keeps growing. Wonderful Poem... MPK

  1. Date: 12/18/2008 4:35:00 PM
    Nykki - Great poem - welcome to the Soup - Congrats on having your poetry featured this week – Merry Christmas & God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 12/17/2008 11:54:00 AM
    Welcome to the Soup, Ms. Nykki and this writing is just excellent. Love the way the title is embedded within and especially connected to the last line! Just a great selection to be a feature this week. Congratulations! Hope your holidays are warm, wonderful and '09 is a good year for you.

  1. Date: 12/16/2008 8:41:00 PM
    Hi Nykki, Very, very true. Love this. Very insightful and delightful. lainie

  1. Date: 12/15/2008 5:30:00 PM
    Congratulations on your featured write of the week! Warmest wishes for a beautiful holiday season. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 12/15/2008 4:21:00 PM
    I thought this was a very lovely and visual poem, yes observation is truly an art. Excellent writing and CONGRATS on getting featured this week! Well deserved! God bless, Amy :)

  1. Date: 12/15/2008 6:46:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/14/2008 5:07:00 PM
    Excellent work, Nykki! You have much to be proud of here! Cadence, word selection and depth of thought combine to convey vast meaning from a strong perspective. Congrats on your featured poem this week! Warm regards, John.

  1. Date: 12/14/2008 2:52:00 PM
    Nice use of personification and imagery in this poem! Congratulations on having it featured. Keep up the good writing. Wishing you continued success. Karen

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    Date: 8/27/2013 6:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Loved this!