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Lessons Learned from Trees

"A woodland path in the dappled sun, hushed and quiet " ~A Rambling Poet~ A canopy of trees filters the sun for me, and I am grateful... For I do not feel like having the rays glare in my eyes today, in a brooding mood I am. The earth is damp, drunken with dew, seemingly commiserating with me I lay myself down, jagged rocks beneath me --cutting, rough-- and I welcome it For it grounds me, a reminder that not everything is sunlight and blooms I sink in my darkness and close my eyes to dwell in it and drown, just sighing For an eternity, I am mired with muck and moss in my mind, thoughts eroding to nothingness ...until I open my eyes to Wonderment The trees above me stand tall and proud in their radial glory, the sun just breaking through, shimmering, dappling my cold being Leaves gilt with light blink back in awe and I am floored, blanketed by warmth of hushed spirits surrounding me These trees tell their tales of growth and survival, of yearning for that light, of their struggle to catch a glimpse of heaven... of capturing its light, using it, feeding off from it, in order to give back to others some of them stumble yet most of them succeed I am humbled. I am awed. Yes, the canopy gave me shade, temporary darkness from the light, I look up again and realize that the tiniest pinholes of hope exist, reaching deep within... little sparks that set off a chain reaction of life --June 11-12 (2011)

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Date: 10/1/2013 8:38:00 PM
Nice seeing you on the winning list Binibining......congratulations....... LUV.............. SKAT
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Date: 10/1/2013 6:41:00 PM
Just....wow! Congratulations....
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Date: 10/1/2013 12:21:00 AM
this is like my third or fourth time at this one. ahhaha. BUT it's a GEM and that's why!!! So glad to see you in top three, my sweet friend. I love love love this!!
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Date: 9/30/2013 8:34:00 PM
A stunning piece. congrats. BG
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Date: 9/30/2013 6:04:00 PM
this poem shimmers with its beauty...nicely penned...congrats on your win :)
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Date: 9/30/2013 1:14:00 PM
Nikko, I should have known this was yours....it has Nikko written all over it. You went beyond your surroundings to a place that can't be described ... only felt. You are a joy and a talent! Thank you for this wonderful entry!
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Date: 9/30/2013 12:04:00 PM
awesome win Nikko,,,, enjoyed...Linda
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Date: 9/30/2013 11:41:00 AM
Contest Winners: In the Woods. Sponsored by: Caleb Smith. - Congratulations on your wonderful poem in this contest, Nikko. - Pleased to read your poem, well written! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 7/18/2012 5:57:00 PM
Oh my so lovely a fav & a 7 Congrad's on winning through round one. [how is my wee monkey?] Light & Love
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Date: 7/18/2012 8:36:00 AM
wow Nikko! every line HUGE! congrats on your first round advance! jimbo
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Date: 7/18/2012 8:32:00 AM
Congratulations on your poem making it through round one of the PoetrySoup International Poetry Contest. I wish you the best in the finals Nikko. Love, Carol
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Date: 6/28/2011 7:06:00 PM
I need the spark in my life....a real kick in the buttock to get me going. HOpe is there but something stops it from getting into action.
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Date: 6/21/2011 10:22:00 PM
Hey, Nikko, I am scrambling to find somehing of yours to comment to, but can't find anything. I so appreciate you reading my poems. I sure hope there are none of yours i have missed, but I think I have scoped them all out!! Well, look at me, this time I planned to quit at 10 and already it's after 11. hopeless hopeless hopeless I am.
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Date: 6/14/2011 7:40:00 AM
yes, so true, we must see and feel all and not wallow in one side or the other! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love
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Date: 6/14/2011 12:02:00 AM
Nikko one of your best poems ever. Loved it, Many congrats for this win.
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Date: 6/13/2011 9:36:00 PM
AGain, I really loved the message of yours , Nikko and congratulations on your win in the contest!
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Date: 6/13/2011 1:59:00 PM
Nikko, I really enjoyed this write very much and congratulations on your win, excellent! Love Alexa
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Date: 6/13/2011 12:56:00 PM
Congratulations Nikko, on your win with this lovely write~ Caryl
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Date: 6/13/2011 9:04:00 AM
I do love trees and have a "Bonsai Coffee tree" at my living's window sill which got now 17 years!!! And so I enjoyed this poem!!! Best of luck in Constance's contest! Ingat! And Alles Gute!!! Gert:)
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Date: 6/13/2011 7:44:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in Constance's "A Woodland Path" contest Nikko. Love, Carol
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Date: 6/13/2011 7:26:00 AM
Double 7 plus a long whistle from me. I appreciate good poetry and this is it. Congratulations on your well-deserved placement. Well done, Nikko. :-)
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Date: 6/12/2011 7:34:00 PM
Beautiful deep verse here i see, ending loving of the tree, thanks comments mate, Don
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Date: 6/12/2011 2:49:00 PM
Beautiful message in your poem here nikko,,as I read I was glad your stream of thoughts changed because I felt, no, no it cannot be so dim and dreary there...and I smiled later.Congrats on your win!! smiles to you and huggs..
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Date: 6/12/2011 12:53:00 PM
congrats on your win in the contest, some great phrases in this, "I am mired with/muck and moss in my mind" being just one, I also like your occasional use of rhyme, there is something quite unique about your work...
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Date: 6/12/2011 10:26:00 AM
With a spirit like yours, I'm sure your inner beauty will never allow you to be the Michelin Tire Girl, Nikko. You're so funny! I bet you're lots of fun to be with as well. Love, Carolyn
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