Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for holding space for us to sharing our writing
every day in March.
Thanks to Heidi at my juice little universe for hosting Poetry Friday today.
driving at sunrise
we have certain rituals
©jone rush macculloch
My husband and I began our trip to Idaho last night. Twice a year we try to see our friends.
We have certain rituals on our road trips. We love hitting the road in the early morning.
We love visiting places we’ve eaten at on previous trips and the exploring interesting unknowns
On this one, we stop in La Grande, OR for breakfast. We’ve been going to a mom and pop restaurant for about ten years. It’s a family affair. Last time we were there, our waitress (daughter of the owners) had just had a baby. It will be great to catch up.
Your poem is so simple, and yet that last line is filled with mysterious possibilities, a finality that is wide open: “We have certain rituals.” Love it. Enjoy your journey!
Happy travels, Jone! Looking forward to seeing your photos and reading the accompanying poems.
Your link on PF took me to your Naomi Shihab Nye post from earlier in the month. I’m so glad! Because it inspired me to invite some friends to join me for the trek to Bellingham next month. Hoping they will say yes! Road trip rituals are the best! Enjoy every mile.
There is nothing like a road trip. Anticipation excitement, surprise. In the car, focused on each other and our shared experience.
These words could be mine so it’s easy for me to say I love the poem – both the format and the sentiment. Enjoy your trip.
I love that you return to visit the same restaurant each year. I imagine the owners anticipate your arrival like I anticipate the sweet song of the Baltimore oriole or the flash of a blue bird. A sign of spring. Enjoy your trip and travel safely.
Love the poem. Excellent structure that creates a visual aesthetic for the poem.
Safe travels and enjoy visiting friends and familiar spots. Sounds like great fun.
Wish I could join you…sounds like fun. I love returning to familiar places, too.