pebbles in the tide
my regrets lose
their rough edges


17 Responses

  1. C.J.Ottinger Says:

    I like this a lot. Very insightful.

  2. Richard Cole Says:

    Very nice. Polished by waves.

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  4. Gloria Says:

    Nice imagery.

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  6. Dawn Apanius Says:

    Struck a chord with me. Very nice.

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  9. janewilliams Says:

    Lovely evocation of the healing power of time. The image of erosion through the use of water and stone is a perfect fit.

  10. Olivier Schopfer Says:

    Love it ! Powerful and great rythm. Beautiful to read aloud.

  11. Peter Newton Says:

    Helps me remember my own pebbleness.

  12. haikuapprentice Says:

    Excellent haiku Joan. A perfect "everyday" observation from nature with a powerful application to the human condition.
    I also like how the "shape" of the poem has been also eroded, to a 5-4-4 syllable count, matching the subject.
    Clever and profound. Great poetry Joan.


  13. Sheila Sondik Says:

    This haiku really rang true for me, too.

  14. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Times erodes everything – even regret. I really like this.


  15. hammerandtongs Says:

    Absolutely lovely. The sea washes away all.

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