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 16, 2015

Elder King

Held up by his crown
of silver earned by years
the ethereal golden crown sits
The double-crowned elder king
accesses wisdom unfound
and unheeded in younger years

He wields power beyond brawn
and physical circumstance
I honor the elder king’s powers of
reflection and realization
humbleness and compassion 
and others born of both 
gold and shadowed silver…

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