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.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Turtle Buffet

Turtle mused on flowers fancy
"Oh, what a sumptous lunch," thought he

Then sniffed the air, the perfumed aroma
considered sweet delicacies for free

One step he took in anxious excitement
and another, he took in hyper speed

Perambulating in hurried fashion
to the buffet garden with turtle glee


Now, you and I might smell the flowers
and enjoy the beauty that we see

Turtle, however, munched them with fervor
and partook of their beauty delightedly

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