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, January 26, 2011

Wildness Ways

In the wildness
where salamander scuttled
or bathed in peace
under rushing river waters

Bear would forage by
shy dear would boldly visit us

With our dusty toes
and eyes and hair as wild
as the life we led

In the canvas tent staked
near the crumbling foundation
of the old gold claim

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