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.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Waiting for Dawn

Near the oak on the hillside
on the bench I found up there

I sit to watch the sunrise
as breezes curl my hair

The darkest before dawn
and stillness touched by steps
as I journeyed up the hill

Now the birds and I wait
a lifetime in anticipation

Deep blue to purple, pink to pale blue
and the brightness of the sun
awakens the thrill of another day...

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