The Meal

20 Nov

The meal, whether earned or grown,  

Prepared for yourself or by another,

Is one of the greatest gifts of all.


Intention that turns labor into delight,

 Into anticipation, preparation,

Hurry, and timing for moments to memory.


Set on clean plates, in wonderful presentation

Framed with silverware and folded napkins.


Once eaten, will disappear into joy and satisfaction,

As all the greatest gifts, do happen.



Posted by on November 20, 2016 in Friendship, Love, Poetry, Zen


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15 responses to “The Meal

  1. Gillena Cox

    November 21, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Thanks for linking to Monday WRites this week ZQ
    much love…

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Gillena Cox

    November 21, 2016 at 11:37 am

    A nice reminder on the transience of pleasure
    Thanks for dropping in at my Sunday Standard this week

    much love…

    Liked by 1 person

  3. kaykuala (@hankkaykuala)

    November 21, 2016 at 6:24 am

    Intention that turns labor into delight

    A great way of saying it! It is certainly the ‘greatest gift of all’


    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sumana Roy

    November 20, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    ‘wonderful presentation’ is my favorite attitude to life…



    November 20, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    I like moments to memory followed by set on clean plates and framed by silverware! Snaps like a photograph.


  6. Mary

    November 20, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    Indeed, a meal is indeed a gift. I think we have to keep that in mind rather than taking it for granted as we who are seldom hungry often do! Happy Thanksgiving to you, ZQ.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Truedessa

    November 20, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    a meal of thanksgiving, opening hearts one spoonful at a time

    Liked by 1 person

  8. ZQ

    November 20, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    It could be just as delightful with fingers as a South African roommate showed me, after preparing our meal 🙂


  9. Jae Rose

    November 20, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    All too easily forgotten but rejoiced in here – good to sit at your table again ZQ

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Sherry Marr

    November 20, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    So nice to relish the simple delights, which, fortunately, we do still have, whatever is going on in the world.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Sanaa Rizvi

    November 20, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Such a timely write ❤️ I can feel the warmth in your verse 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  12. The Literary Doc

    November 20, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    This definitely is worthy of celebration… those great and simple joys in life seem to mean the most at the end of the day.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Susan

    November 20, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Something worthy of celebration, with or without the silverware. Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    November 20, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Yes indeed… a meal, maybe that’s the simple purpose of Thanksgiving… maybe it’s the purpose

    Liked by 1 person


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