Spreading the Word

by Mandy Haggith

Yesterday a man approached me in the Dornoch Inn
interrupting my macaroni cheese and wine

saying he’d overheard a comment about poems
and was I ‘the Assynt poet’ and if so

– what was the Balinese word I’d used
meaning being in this moment, full of gratitude?

Rahayu, I beamed. He nodded, rahayu.
Smiling, in unison, rahayu.

Mandy Haggith lives on a woodland croft in Assynt, in the Highlands of Scotland.

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  1. #1 by Jared on December 11, 2009 - 5:42 pm

    Cute.

  2. #2 by Nick Allen on December 13, 2009 - 7:17 pm

    Nice work!

    Nick

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