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, May 1, 2014

Flickering Masterpieces

Flickering squirrel tail shadows
danced across the window early morn
Shaking the edges of my attention
waking my awareness to outside

Squirrel running back and forth
scurrying and hiding
on the fence rail
from two big blue jays

Pecking at him
his tail a-flickering
all the way

“Oh, squirrel! Hey , squirrel!”

"You with the tail that
could paint masterpieces
What did you do to upset
those birds?"

Or were those sharp beaks
just being bullies
on a shiny new morn?

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