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, March 21, 2011

Earth's Tears

Cry no more
when the rains have called
for even the newest blossoms to fall
My cheeks are washed
by Earth's tears
Shed for all her children
and even for herself
Choices made
in the ease of ignorance
and the arrogance of youth or greed
Foretell storms of anguish
yet Spring is arriving on their heels

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