Grace and Slip

Another effort for the Ronovan haiku challenge with the prompt words Grace and Slip. I thought I’d have a go at a shi rensa: for Grace Darling 1815-1842

Grace Darling a slip
of a girl rescued shipwrecked
sailors from the sea

sailors from the sea
were rescued by Grace even
though their faith had slipped

though their faith had slipped
an heroic act of Grace
salvaged faith in God

salvaged faith in God
slipped into our Darling Grace
and floated her boat
Categorized as Licks

By Arthur Richardson

Very part time poem maker. Retired from paid work.


  1. Very, very nice! And I learned something new, and about someone I was unfamiliar with. The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter, as I think of her, sounds like the name of an old oil painting! She had a lovely name.

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