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, March 18, 2010

Burrowing Owls

Out past the wild field
where the mustard blooms
and the crows fly
in the back forty
of the huge empty parking lot
There are the owls
quietly standing in ones and twos
watching the sunset
with silent reverence
guarding their burrows
in islands of dirt
Full of quiet dignity
as they've accepted their lot...

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