poetry and prose about place

breakfast niche

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niche \ ‘nich\ n (F, fr. MF, fr. nicher to nest, fr. (assumed) VL nidicare, from L nidus nest)

1 a : a recess in a wall, especially for a statue;

b : something that resembles a niche;

2 a : a place, employment, or activity for which a person is best fitted;

b : a habitat supplying the factors necessary for the existence of an organism or species;

c : the ecological role of an organism in a community especially in regard to food consumption.

– Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, 1979



My niche includes breakfast.

I look forward to my breakfast, sometimes planning it in detail the night before.

The best breakfast, for me, includes all the food groups: protein, grain, milk, fruit, vegetable and fat.

I usually settle for cereal, or toast on days when the cereal box is empty.  But the best breakfast involves a piece of whole wheat toast, some yogurt and almonds, stir-fried green peppers, onions and mushrooms…

the shitake mushrooms in the stir fry were grown on a log in a friend's woodlot

 and an orange…



breakfast sun shower


clouds pulled apart

     thumbs between

     sections of sky

sun flashes

     from a flat grey knife

light peels back from shadow


curl of orange rind forecasts

tart vapour of rain


© Jane Tims 2010

Written by jane tims

October 7, 2011 at 6:47 am

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  1. Hi Jane, I look forward to breakfast too–my main meal of the day! I usually stir fry vegetables in olive oil and include foods made from soybeans. Beautiful images and poem.


    Ellen Grace Olinger

    October 7, 2011 at 9:31 am

  2. What? No ice cream? 🙂

    curl of orange rind forecasts
    tart vapour of rain

    Nice finish!

    – Denis



    October 7, 2011 at 8:40 am

    • Well, if truth is told, other ingredients sneak in from time to time. Thanks for your comment on my poem. Jane


      jane tims

      October 8, 2011 at 6:51 am

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