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, July 22, 2015

Summer Morning

Sunlight trickled through the trees
tumbled lightly onto me
caressed my cheek with warmth
dappled my thoughts and senses

Awakened sparks in dewy moisture
left behind by sprinkler’s grace
and in steamy tears on my face

Remnants of joy’s expression
tattooing the cheeks
staccato rivulets

And, all the while, my spirit soared
brilliance conquers in dabs and shifts
until tickled trees dance laughing

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