Sandi Holland


Forgiveness ~haiku~ - Poem by Sandi Holland

The brook is babbling,
'Let it go. Let it go now.'
Water under bridge.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

I wrote this to accompany a watercolor painting I did; a light, ethereal work of 2 skeletal trees beside a mountain stream. The painting was done years ago; the verse this year.

Comments about Forgiveness ~haiku~ by Sandi Holland

  • Ramesh Rai (6/23/2015 11:22:00 AM)


    Short but beautiful and expressive. (Report) Reply

    Sj Holland (6/23/2015 12:21:00 PM)

    Thanks, Ramesh! Few words often say much.

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  • Chinedu Dike (2/20/2015 6:37:00 PM)


    If one is betrayed in a conscious self serving way, not in a thoughtless way nor as a result of errors-of-omission, it is very difficult to forgive. But, at the end of the day FORGIVENESS is an attribute of the strong, not the weak. I like the articulation, insight and penning of the poem. It's very short but powerful. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

    Sj Holland (6/23/2015 12:20:00 PM)

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a nice comment, Chinedu.

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (12/28/2014 4:51:00 PM)


    Short but sweet and significant. (Report) Reply

    Sj Holland (6/23/2015 12:18:00 PM)

    Thanks for reading, Howard.

  • Sj Holland (7/27/2013 1:07:00 PM)


    @Khairul Ahsan
    In the end it won't matter, will it. So that's why we should do as the brook suggests and let it go. Thanks for visiting.
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  • Khairul Ahsan (7/22/2013 9:55:00 PM)


    Yes, we are all going, so let it go! (Report) Reply

  • Sj Holland (7/20/2013 6:02:00 PM)


    @Heather Wilkins
    Thanks. Water can talk to us, if we'll listen. We just have to be quiet sometimes.
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  • Heather Wilkins (7/18/2013 12:08:00 PM)


    excellent advice water under the bridge, let it go.. love this thought nice hiaku (Report) Reply

  • Sj Holland (7/8/2013 6:49:00 PM)


    @Patricia Grantham
    Thanks for visiting. Yes, forgiving is not easy to do. Often a most hated task. But we have lots of encouraging reminders around us, like the babbling brook, whose beginning, in time, is long gone away, under the bridge and out to sea, never to be seen again. Let it go, if possible, with the passing of time, the brook says.
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  • Patricia Grantham (7/8/2013 3:35:00 PM)


    Forgiveness is a very powerful word. It is not always
    the easiest thing for people to do. Try to put a plug in it
    and it will stop flowing like the babbling brook. Very
    inspiring. I invite you to read some of my works especially
    Tale of an Unforgiving Heart.
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  • Sj Holland (6/25/2013 9:42:00 PM)


    @Jesus James Llorico
    Thank you! For you to say it is beautiful makes me feel wonderful. This verse speaks to just about everyone, for most of us have something of which we need to let go. It's not helping us to retain it. It's actually hurting us. The brook is soothing us with its gently flowing words, encouraging us to open up, and release that thing, because it is gone long ago, like the water that flows under the bridge, down the mountain and out to sea.
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  • (6/25/2013 8:08:00 PM)


    Deep, it coincides with the title. It makes me think that something
    so sad happened. A very beautiful haiku. Love this one.
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 23, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, July 26, 2013


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