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, July 13, 2011

The Waiting Joy (Daily Napkin)

(Dedicated to all of the mothers in waiting; past, present, and future.)
 
Momma Bird sings
as she sits
 
Sings internally
in her patience
and the waiting joy
 
This song is louder
than the whistling outer song
or the mourner's call
 
Yet only heard
by patient heart
 

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