Take the mangåta –
From wherever you are –
And meet me at the moon
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.
Notes to this poem…
Super moon night and I planned a run to observe the biggest one in about 70 years! It wasn’t super big here in Halifax, but it was beautiful to see lots of people out waiting for it, and it was beautiful as moon rises always are.
Here’s what you need to know about mangåta, the Swedish word for road to the moon, before I go on.
Between a road to the moon, showing how to get there, and this beautiful song below, Meet Me at the Moon by Rose Lancaster, that’s one of my favourite moon songs, I came up with this poem. Could have written it as a haiku with an awkward line break and no rhyme, but I’m opting for the one stanza poem format I also write a lot of.
The R-series poems were composed while I was out running, in an effort to find time for writing in a life that is always getting busier.