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.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Sweet Scents

Strolling down the street
in the golden pre-dusk light
as we step on leaves and cement

The overwhelming scents so sweet
of blossoms: lemon, orange, and lime

As if that were not enough
on our trek of happy feet
jasmine and passion fruit chime in

And over the top, the greatest treat
a profusion, an abundance

Roses gone wildly alive
with beauty’s added perfumes
each one sporting it’s own scent…

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