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.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Brilliant Star

Like bone buttons
on a dark blue velvet vest
we stood out with depth
As brilliant stars on a moonless night
danced across the conciousness
One tiny speck, all bright and blue
whirled and twirled
with uncommon shyness and innocence
And complete disregard
of looks askance
or references to misbehavior
For all her beauty
and heartfelt love shone
far brighter than the rich
depth of her worldly experience

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