Most every work day for more than 11 years, Dena wrote a love note, poem or other thought, on a napkin - and tucked it in Marshal's lunch - a ritual of the heart. At the beginning of 2009, Marshal started typing them up. It became our practice to share the Daily Napkin with you, OUR ritual of the heart. Then, in October 2015, Marshal retired, so the whole dynamic changed. Dena took several months to re-evaluate and decide what she was going to do. Since she is also simplifying, she is in the process of incorporating all 8 (including this one) websites into one. With that in mind, the poetry of the napkin is now joined with her art and/or photography images. May you enjoy them. May they feed your spirit.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Daily Napkin for Thursday, February 4, 2010

In the crisp chill
we howled at the full moon
empathizing with brother wolf
clinging with toes
to pebbles and sand
and prickly forest elements
Closing eyes in the effort
immersed in the thrill
and quickening spirit
Until with cloud,
one-pointedness and voice
drifted away in lingering howl
In a shiver moment was gone
off toward the warmth of slumber

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