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, December 15, 2010

The Pond of Life's Stillness

Near the meadow
by the pond
there's a large rock I lay on
When the sun sneaks
through the trees
to warm the rock and my bones
Mosses bright and tinkling spring
turtle warms herself, too
And deer, when I am still,
stops to drink it in
The serenity of this place
graces my quiet moments
even if only a second long

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