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, February 5, 2013

In No-Moon's Darkness

Moon had gone to bed
off to play in dreamland
on the other side

Stars were hiding-seek too well
as if they'd dropped from the sky
• • •

In darkness thick as rabbit fur
we traversed the wood

Listening to the breath of silent wind
feeling the way with bared feet

With eyes closed and hearts open
and the simple faith of trusting children

Until, at last, we arrived home
without a scratch or trepidation

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