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.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Seed of Winter

When the grays go on for days
punctuated only with drizzle and splash
and life has taken to cozying up in corners
to ward off the cold
then after a while I take it personally
in my mind

This time of retreat bears
a gift of warmth inside
the tiny seed of expanding hope
in my heart


reflectionsofme said...

I truely enjoy reading your posts! They have allowed me to view poetry in a entirely different sense and view certain subjects in a new way as well! Thank you!

Dena said...

Thank you. May you be surrounded by the warmth of love.