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, July 2, 2012

Basking Glory

Standing on the tramped down grass
In the heat of the day

The sound of hawks hunting
In the distant backdrop

With mountainous hillsides
And skittering fluffy clouds
In a brilliant blue

Here in this place
Where the path turns
Round and round again

I squint slightly
And bask in the glory
Of the lupine in the spring

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