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, November 28, 2012

Frosty Gaze

Morning frost bit
even as it decorated
every leaf and tendril
• • •
Lake choppy later
now dark and still

Water smoothing corners
wherever they threatened
with its chill countenance
• • •
Heart awakened
by hooves trampling
regained composure
as gaze partook

Snuggled deeper
in the depths of sleeping bag

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