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, January 12, 2013

Bringing Peace

Once, years ago,
on a far off tropical isle
in a forest ranger building
built high up in trees
so wild pigs would not disturb

The woman who brings peace
foretold in name by her grandmother
was born by her mother
witnessed by her father

The soft island breezes
brought a friend and a stranger
women guided like the wise men
to see this gift to the world

She was destined
by the moon and stars
and cradled by the earth itself

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