Poetry Friday: Poetry Swap

Thanks to Carol at Carol’s Corner for hosting us today. She has the most adorable puppy, Rooney that she’s helping to raise for Canine Partners of the Rockies.

Journey –A triolet

The journey is yours. Alone
you escape a world of unrest,
quell life’s drone.
The journey is yours alone.
In the silence of the stone,
find solace. The quest,
the journey: it’s yours. Alone
you escape the world to find rest.

~Mary Lee Hahn, 2019

There is much to love about this. Mary Lee found an image I posted (Grand Canyon, June 2019), a word, and a line from the poem I sent her. She created her first triolet and it’s a stunner. It’s my second triolet to So maybe triolets are the form for summer.


Mary Lee capture the emotions and feelings of that moment at the Grand Canyon. It’s the place to go to really unplug from the world. I was surprised when the person checking us in at Yavapai Hotel apologized for NOT having super fast wi-fi.
WHAT! It’s the number one complaint of tourists. CRAZY. I was there to unplug.

My found haiku response:

your journey alone
in the silence of the stone
quelling the unrest

~jone rush macculloch

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7 Responses to Poetry Friday: Poetry Swap

  1. cweichel says:

    I’m loving all the poetry swap shares going on. I’m impressed by how personalized all the poems are! The Grand Canyon is a special place. I love the line, quell life’s drone, and how you picked up on it in your poem.

  2. lindabaie says:

    Beautifully personal for you, Jone. Those thoughts about the ‘slow’ wi-fi feel tragic to me with all the incredible beauty there. I’ve been several times, once with students, a favorite memory. I also thought the triolet connected to your retirement, that special new journey.

  3. Kay Mcgriff says:

    Mary Lee crafted a beautiful triolet from your stunning photograph and then your found haiku continues the circle. I love how creativity feeds more creativity and beauty.

  4. cvarsalona says:

    What wonderful poems from both you and Mary Lee. I remember looking out over the majesty of the Grand Canyon and finding silence in the stone.

  5. Linda Mitchell says:

    Oh, this is a gorgeous poem to receive — especially with the thoughtful connection to your photography. I love it. The word “alone” is so poignant in this poem. Yes, we are all alone and also on a journey. And, to respond with haiku? Perfect. Happy travels. I love how you share them with us. Thank you!

  6. Tabatha says:

    You made such a beautiful found haiku with Mary Lee’s triolet!
    The “-one” sound is really perfect for the triolet. It sounds so solid and quiet, and the other sounds are perfect counter-points.

  7. katswhiskers says:

    Poetry swaps are the best! So personal.

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