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I live in the land where seas are high and soils are low where dikes and dunes are border posts of safe and sound I live in the land where sea levels rise and soil levels sink where boats look down on red tiled roofs and tops of trees I live in the land where sand and clay replace the rock where houses on piles stand straight and strong in shrinking peat I live in the land where poets have sung of slow moving rivers in infinite lowlands where painters have praised the grey kaleidoscope above

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Date: 6/3/2009 7:36:00 AM
Congrats on your tribute to the beautiful "Holland" being featured. Vince
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Date: 6/1/2009 12:53:00 AM
Congratulations on this featured poem. Ernilando
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Date: 5/10/2009 2:44:00 AM
What an amazing write to your country Niels, to me the Dutch are a lovely nation, must get there one day, James.
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Date: 5/3/2009 11:51:00 AM
Niels, my belated congrats in making the semi finals...Raul
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Date: 4/22/2009 10:13:00 AM
Well I enjoyed this back in March when I commented and WOW here it is a "first round survivor" ... smile ... congratulations and good luck in the contest, Niels.
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Date: 4/10/2009 4:09:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry making it in the semi finals. Wishing you the best of luck in the finals neils. Love, Carol
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Date: 4/4/2009 10:08:00 PM
congrats on a well desevered first round survival. wishing you all the best in the finals. love Leke
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Date: 4/2/2009 6:24:00 PM
I love this tribute to your homeland! Good luck in the finals, and congratulations on making it through the first round!! :) ~ Carrie
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Date: 3/22/2009 4:28:00 AM
Certainly a different perspective! Well done my friend!! Best wishes, Keith
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Date: 3/21/2009 3:41:00 PM
Dear Niels,Congratulations on YOUR Featured POEM "Holland" Until now I have never been to Holland as I stepped off the boat on to the roof of YOUR house ThankYOU for bringing me to YOUR Country Such a vision of Beauty "where painters have praised the grey kaleidoscope above" ALWAYS...HG
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Date: 3/19/2009 7:58:00 PM
Very nice paints a wonderful picture, image in the mind.
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Date: 3/19/2009 9:23:00 AM
Congratulations Niels on the featuring of "Holland." Vince
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Date: 3/18/2009 9:57:00 AM
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Date: 3/17/2009 1:37:00 PM
Love your mast's eye view...where else but Holland. Love, daver
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Date: 3/17/2009 11:50:00 AM
Wonderul imagery! Congratulations on being featured! ~Trudy~
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Date: 3/16/2009 5:33:00 PM
Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week! Love, Shar
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Date: 3/16/2009 4:58:00 PM
Congratulations on being featured this week! Smiles from Lolita
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Date: 3/15/2009 1:03:00 PM
I am truly envious, Niels. My son had a visit to Amsterdam a few year back and sent postcards of VanGogh's museum ... I love the tulips and windmills ... how beautifully you've written here and congratulations on having this wonderful poem featured this week at the Soup!!
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Date: 2/15/2009 1:08:00 PM
Niels, your homeland sounds magical! I've always wanted to visit the Netherlands, but never more than after reading this verse. Carolyn
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Date: 11/30/2008 10:16:00 PM
beautiful to the soul of mine and deep to my heart and i want to go write something right now.
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Date: 11/19/2008 1:14:00 PM
hello neils, I really like this look at your home. In pictures it has always seemed so beautiful. Nicely done. BG
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