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.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Dark Beauty


On wiles and impressivity
consider the tomato
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from a dark and deadly family
evolved beauty fragrant and lovely
 
Could this be enlightenment?
Strength and vibrance
in plump and youthful countenance
celebrating life with all it's being
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not really a vegetable
rather a noisy fruit
with poison leaves
and native ancestors

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