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.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Be Still, My Speeding Heart

Inspired by blurred wings
of jeweled and joyous hummingbird
and the languid lurch
of true and intrepid turtle

My heart travels
at its own speed
as I journey through
spicy and bland
juicy and dry

And even when I stomp out
the sparks of fiery controversy
infecting my peaceful brain

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