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.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Tea Cup

A delicate, even dainty, tea cup
beautiful old style china
with a tiny chip on the lip

Sits on the glass shelf
on display in plain view

Inside a road map
drawn in brown-tiny cracks
and pits and stains
from years of daily use

Navigation through terrain
of heart and tears,
laughter and dreams

A treasure on the shelf of my memories

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