Haiku: A Helping Hand

a haiku by Xenia Tran in honour of the RNLI with an image of a wild sea and lighthouse

blown off-course
the coastguard gathers
at the boat slip

Β© Xenia Tran

I wrote this haiku in honour of the volunteers from the RNLI who will go out in all weathers to rescue people from our seas, lakes, rivers and floods.

If you want to find out more about what they do, are interested in volunteering or wish to support them in other ways please visit their website here.

Wishing you all safe harbour,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

A Helping Hand was first published in The Asahi Shimbun, 4 June 2021. A warm thank you to David McMurray for including my poem and putting this beautiful edition together.

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24 thoughts on “Haiku: A Helping Hand”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy, they do an amazing job πŸ’š Wishing you a wonderful day too and much love from our house to yours πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ• xxx

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    1. Thank you kindly dear Cee and thank you so much for hosting this lovely challenge πŸ’™

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  1. They really do serve in harrowing conditions. My nephew was in the Navy as a helicopter pilot and I saw footage of him expertly holding a line over a shipwrecked civilian in a heaving sea and it was not for the faint of heart!

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    1. Thank you dear Eliza, the sea can be a dangerous place and so glad your nephew was able to rescue this shipwrecked person! πŸ€—πŸ’œ xxx

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