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.