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.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Recycled, Re-Used, Re-Purposed

recycled passages
torn from fragile pages
a history in parchment

flaking and handled
over and over
by avid and bored alike
re-used emotions
whispering in the heart
filling gaps of loneliness

tempering in steamy clouds
the raw and capable
instigating choices
re-purposed livelihood
skitters on the frying pan
tickling the temple

exciting like new blood
surging through veins
of loveliness and grace

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