For dVerse Bon Appétit

fried eggs

A Morning Recipe

the pot warmed,
just boiled water
no longer a stranger
to tea leaves stirred
into the morning.

rain drenches half truths into the weather report, clouds squeezed thin of bright clarity,

a drift of milk
gentle on the brim,
sipped from a china cup
it’s a comfort scent
like toasting bread.

starlings have returned, tearing the grass, beaks of knives and forks at tender worms,

butter and black iron
two eggs puddle
in shimmering heat
the scent is hard as
a thin parsed smile.

a two egg morning, and there’s a snail climbing up and across the window


dVerse Bon Appétit Food Poetry. ©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting on Twitter

41 responses to “For dVerse Bon Appétit”

  1. A lovely lyrical breakfast, intruded on by the world: snail on the window is a terrific image (too familiar right now). Yum

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  2. “rain drenches half truths.”

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  3. Quiet morning here, Misky, & I noticed the return of a couple of summerbirds, hangin out in the newly almost-budding dwarf maple out on the backyard crest. I spotted them as I was halfway through my breakfast (leftover) Quiche. Your work’s delectable. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks, Ron. Over here, some nutcase was mowing their lawn at 6 this morning. It’s enough to wake the birds!

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  4. I love how the kitchen morning scenes are broken by the nature’s narrative from the rain, starlings and the snail. Admiring those beaks of knives and for, and the 2 egg morning.

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    1. Thank you for that kind comment, Grace.

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  5. I love it! You make me hungry for a two-egg breakfast and tea! Such great images and the snail at the end is perfect. A great prompt today.

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    1. Thanks, and glad you enjoyed writing to it.

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  6. So beautiful! Wish I was there!

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    1. And wouldn’t that be great fun!

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  7. I really like “rain drenches half truths into the weather report.” Read it over and over. So nice.

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    1. I’m delighted that you enjoyed the prompts, and thanks for your lovely comment.

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  8. A regular breakfast of eggs, toast and tea made lyrically exquisite, seasoned perfectly with philosophical musings on nature.
    Thanks for a fantastic prompt.

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    1. My pleasure, and thank you !

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  9. A scene painted, with sounds and scents felt, the rain adding that atmosphere of the two egg morning..a lovely, ‘soft’ verse..

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    1. Thank you so much, Ain!

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  10. You’ve given the familiar elegance and beauty, Marilyn!

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    1. Thank you, Kim, and good morning.

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    2. Oh, oops. It’s afternoon!

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  11. A snail’s pace, peaceful morning. Everything is as it should be. Wonderful.

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    1. Wonderful indeed, and good morning, Petru.

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  12. Lovely, and especially the snail!

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  13. Although I can’t face eating anything in the morning, I love the idea of it, and you make it seem so natural, the world outside also busy with its breakfast.

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    1. Our breakfast is usually between 9 and 10. We’re not early risers anymore.

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      1. Husband gets up very early 5.30/6 and he eats a ‘proper’ breakfast. I get up a bit later and have a cup of coffee.

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  14. This sounds like a perfect morning… the tea,the news, the two eggs,… there is a slowness to a breakfast like this that I wish for.

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    1. It’s easier to do once you’re retired.

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  15. This is absolutely stunning, Misky! I especially love; “a drift of milk gentle on the brim, sipped from a china cup, it’s a comfort scent like toasting bread.” 😀 Thank you so much for the lovely prompt. ❤️❤️

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    1. You’re very welcome, Sanaa. ❤️

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  16. “butter and black iron
    two eggs puddle
    in shimmering heat
    the scent is hard as
    a thin parsed smile.”
    This is brilliant, particularly the last two lines (I’m an egg man)..JIM

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    1. Thanks so much, Jim.

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  17. Misky, I like the telling of your thoughts while making a nice two-page breakfast.
    I made two one-egg breakfasts yesterday. I make a 55-second-cook egg; crack the egg open into a two to three diameter greased microwave okay bowl, stir a couple of whisks, into the microwave cover with a small paper towel, secure the towel, cook time 55 seconds at 70% power, remove and eat.
    So you see there isn’t much time for thought, instead ready the toast, strawberry jam, pour coffee, etc.
    I write a lot, both blogs, about food. Pictures to. A quick search for “odes” has ones for the Quince and a Red Tomatato. I’ll do my thought while preparation next, thank you for the idea.
    ..

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    1. Yes that’s a fast breakfast. Hurrah for eggs!

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