Thank you Nandini!!!
You are so right in interpreting. Because, every time I read my own, there is something new to my understanding and what surprises me is that none of those thoughts went in when I first wrote the ku :-)
:-) Thank you Kala! Yes, first appearance and many thanks to Tinywords. I knew it would appear sometime, but didn't expect to see my name in my inbox! That was one sweet surprise. I am still relishing the silence between the mouthfuls!!
Well, I don't know what your personal cuisine is, but my sister's family run the best Pakistan-Indian food restaurant in Western Australia. :-) I also used to run an Italian-French cuisine restaurant so my tastes are fairly wide and inclusive. :-)
Every day on Tinywords it seems we are privileged to make friends with a new poet in our journey. Today we get to share breakfast with Jayashree, and her observation which is as simple as oat porridge, but as moving as silence.
"Between", I think, is the key word in this poem. It focuses us on the unseen and unnamed individuals at the table, and makes us ponder their relations. For me, somehow there is something comfortable about that "silence" – something of a deep abiding contentment. With those we love, often we have no need to perform, to make noise. They know us and we know them, and breakfast can be like a daily religious ritual, simple and peaceful, each worshipper lost in their own meditations.
I very much enjoyed this tranquil start to my day, Jayashree, and look forward to more of your poetry on this page!
Happy to have your company over a bowl of oats! I do love your interpretation and that is exactly how it started – no need to perform, as we know! It is my favourite meal of the day where I am lost just for those few moments in the flavours and sensations that tickle me. You can tell how much I love my oats! :-)
Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Peter Strider!