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, January 30, 2014

Energy in Motion

Emotion overtook
like an insistent force of Nature

Whipping the hair around
banging on pots and pans
in a blustery outburst

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It would be work, they say
and so it is true
as the gut hurt
as emotions flew

And, afterwards, in the wake
as peace overcame
and all wiped clean
crisp after the blessed storm

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