Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression

For This Moment

Just
for
this
moment

~

our
eyes
lock

~

and
we
feel
peace;

~

We
promise
silently

~

to
be
still
together,

~

enveloped
in the
arms
of
nature;

~

 To
behold

~

the
gentle
beauty

~

that
is
you

~

that
is
me;

~

The
world
gets
quiet:

~

a
breath

~

a
gaze,

~

and
then

~

you
are
gone;

~

leaving
me

~

to
wonder

~

if
our
meeting

~

was
merely

~

a
dream.
~~~

©Robyn Lee

77 responses

  1. an interesting contemplation..and a really nice photo

    November 30, 2012 at 1:10 AM

    • Thank you so much nightlake ~ was really how I felt about this encounter…. very special indeed! So glad you enjoyed!! xo RL

      November 30, 2012 at 1:17 AM

  2. Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    Thank you Ms. Robyn Lee….wish all the hunters for sport could read this, and be able to comprehend the meaning and depth of the words.

    November 30, 2012 at 1:11 AM

    • Thank you so much Mr. Jueseppi B. I do agree~something sacred about Nature’s special creatures… hunting would never agree with me for this reason. Very honored and grateful for the reblog dear friend ~ much love your way ~Robyn Lee

      November 30, 2012 at 1:19 AM

  3. I love the simplicity of your words and the photograph and the complexity behind it all – you are amazing Robyn!

    November 30, 2012 at 1:14 AM

    • Thank you so much Julie. Yes — this was one of those moments/images that I was not sure how to embellish with words… and yes – complex feelings, that seemed best described with very simple verse. So glad you got that dear friend ~ means a lot! Much Love to you always, Robynx

      November 30, 2012 at 1:22 AM

  4. Such a beautiful and calming piece.

    November 30, 2012 at 1:41 AM

    • Thank you kindly dear Benjamin. So happy you found some comfort here ~ me too! Much Love ~ R

      November 30, 2012 at 11:39 AM

  5. This is BEAUTIFUL! Z

    November 30, 2012 at 1:45 AM

    • Oh z ~ thank YOU!!! x RL

      November 30, 2012 at 11:40 AM

  6. Ahhh, haha! You got me! I read this before seeing the photo. That was great!

    November 30, 2012 at 4:29 AM

    • Yay ~ someone who read the verse before viewing the image ~ and you were surprised? Thank you Robert! So appreciate :) x RL

      November 30, 2012 at 11:40 AM

  7. Beautiful words, Robyn, and so befitting to the photo.

    I admit that when reading the words, I was expecting a completely different image though.

    November 30, 2012 at 4:42 AM

    • Thank you kindly dear Victoria! So glad you enjoyed my adventure! :) RL

      November 30, 2012 at 11:41 AM

  8. it’s all a dream…beautiful photo, beautiful words

    November 30, 2012 at 5:48 AM

    • And soooo true Eddie ~ it is all a dream isn’t it?! Thank you dear one! ~ RL

      November 30, 2012 at 11:42 AM

  9. RL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    INNOCENCE :) absolute innocence :) The deer :)
    This is pure innocence xo
    your poetry and photo match ……… :) in my heart – perfectly
    I love the way Your heart writes –
    there is something therapeutic about each piece you do – It’s Through The Healing Lens = Yours :)
    it’s because you’ve studied :) :) :) and Lived and experienced ….:)
    If You have a moment soon – write me :)

    This Is SO Jungian …………… Now why do i feel That so strongly ? :)
    You tell me :) xxx
    Love You tons
    Cat xx

    November 30, 2012 at 5:58 AM

    • Thank you dear Cat ~ your comments always make me ponder and smile. Very happy you find healing and comfort here with me. Yes – very much in sync with Jungian theory… which teaches that animals very often function as symbols of the Self, Carl Jung explained it as “core of the psyche”. Also animals often come to us a spirit guides (sometimes in dreams and sometimes in conscious awareness)… and if we can be still enough to listen … they may share wisdom or soothe us. It’s mystical in many ways…but can feel the significance in certain moments like this one…with my friend the lovely deer. Love you sweet soul ~ will check in soon ! xo RL

      November 30, 2012 at 11:46 AM

      • HIYA XX THE DEER IS INNOCENCE :) Pure :) xo
        I will check it out too :) later xo
        i’ve always Loved Deer …….
        They come and Visit when You least expect it –
        To me that means Innocence and a childlike call :)
        xxx
        Love you xo

        November 30, 2012 at 2:14 PM

  10. I loved your words of the encounter, it brought it to sacred…beautiful, a transcendent moment of pure Spirit flowing, how very special to have experienced that, you are such a beautiful Heart, the Deer Spirit recognized you……..Love, Linda

    November 30, 2012 at 6:00 AM

    • Oh thank you Linda! Yes ~ very much felt like a “spirit guide” the way this lovely creature appeared during one of my nature sunset walks and just held my gaze so intensely. I just savored the moment ~ and then it was over. Very grateful to relive it here again with lovely souls like you… Much Love always to you ~ Robyn

      November 30, 2012 at 2:11 PM

  11. You and I often write from the same place but you do it so beautifully :).

    November 30, 2012 at 6:56 AM

    • As do you dear friend ~ and I see this too! Thank you! Kindred spirits some may call it :) x Love ~ R

      November 30, 2012 at 2:12 PM

  12. Really lovely…. You sum up their “gentle beauty” so well. It’s always awe-inspiring to have such encounters.

    November 30, 2012 at 7:09 AM

    • Thank you so much FeyGirl ~ yes — so much awe-inspiring I agree, and very lucky these creatures approach me often on my walks ~ Much Love and Blessings your way today ~ Robyn

      November 30, 2012 at 2:18 PM

  13. Very nice Robyn, I could almost be there myself :-)
    xxx

    November 30, 2012 at 8:02 AM

    • Thanks Seadog!! I’m so glad you said this… was my intention — to share, and bring you all along on my magical encounter!! Lovely comment and I appreciate ~ :) RL

      November 30, 2012 at 2:20 PM

  14. I love that photo… almost giving one that quite glimpse before disappearing without a sound as they do… and then to put those words to the photo.. so appropriate , so meaningful…. a Master to the task you are, an absolute master… I always have a quick look at the photo before i read the words… then everything just falls into place… I love it, and your blog… love to you and yours… marvelous…

    November 30, 2012 at 8:11 AM

    • Thanks so much bulldog!! Exactly – it’s that one sacred moment alone with the lovely creature! I know you understand this given the nature of your art and intimate relationship with the beautiful animals of your land! And so appreciate your lovely compliment about my creative endeavors here :) So you look at the photo first all the time do you?? So interesting! I always wonder if I should always place photo at top…but some have told me they like the words first – so I mix it up! Just so glad you are enjoying!! xo Much love your way as well ~ x Robyn

      November 30, 2012 at 4:25 PM

      • I wouldn’t change the photo to the top as this way.. your words can have the imagination working… I just love to look at the photos.. somehow I can picture your thought train then… I’m trying to analysis how you do it, I so want to try…

        November 30, 2012 at 11:32 PM

  15. Beautiful
    -sighs-

    November 30, 2012 at 8:27 AM

    • Thank you dear Clarice ~ are always good! :) RL

      November 30, 2012 at 4:26 PM

  16. A perfect pairing Robyn. Lovely words to accompany a beautiful image. Such talent you have to lure the reader with your prose, and surprise us, with the innocence of the accompanying image. Blessings, Robyn

    November 30, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    • Robyn, thanks so much for your very lovely words! It is funny how I was not sure how best to describe this image and this moment… late last night – just began to play on the keyboard and this is what transpired… and then I had to smile myself….realizing that the simplest encounter is sacred and is Love ~ So much appreciation ~ Robyn

      November 30, 2012 at 4:31 PM

  17. Robyn this is great. I love it. Nature is so unpredictable and you described it perfectly. I love the photo.

    November 30, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    • Yes Renee ~ so true – Nature so full of surprises – and gifts. So thrilled you enjoyed the post today ~ sending hugs xo Robyn

      November 30, 2012 at 4:41 PM

  18. Nature presents us with the most beautiful gifts and you, dear Robyn, present us with the most stirring poetry. Thank you. :)

    November 30, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    • Yes LuAnn ~ Nature is really quite generous this way – I agree. And thank you dear friend for shush glowing praise for my creative endeavors ~ means so much!! ~ xo Much Love ~ Robyn

      November 30, 2012 at 4:52 PM

      • :D

        November 30, 2012 at 7:46 PM

  19. Yes I too see this as a gift and lovely words to go with the experience. Blessings, Robyn.

    November 30, 2012 at 2:02 PM

  20. Thank you so much dear Jane ~ very happy to share this small gift today. Much Love always ~ Robyn

    November 30, 2012 at 4:53 PM

  21. Dreams are often true. He certainly thought in you, Here is nothing to be fear because you are also part of our nature. ;)

    November 30, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    • So true dear Carlos… hard to know what is real and what is dream sometimes! Thank you mi amigo ~ yes – we are all part of the natural world which a lovely thing to ponder! xo

      December 1, 2012 at 11:34 AM

  22. Hi Robyn, Wouldn’t it be great if we could sit and commune for awhile with nature. Sit down next to the doe or a fawn, perhaps lay a gentle hand on their fur and well just commune. Your words and photograph take me there to that wishful thought, both are so exquisite in their use and delivery. Excellent Post. Thank you dearest friend of mine, much love and many hugs, hope your weekend is especially good for you ~ Penny xxoxx

    November 30, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    • So wonderful to know this Penny ~ that the post could transport you to that peaceful place. Yes – it would be great if we all could find the time and patience to commune with nature in the midst of our busy lives. Always is restorative when I have these opportunities. Hoping to bundle up this winter and make sure to get my fill even in the colder temps. Sending Love and warm thoughts your way ~ and wishing your weekend is lovely as can be!! xo Robyn

      December 1, 2012 at 11:37 AM

      • Fanciful thinking but fun Robyn. I hope you do also. Much love to you dearest friend, thank you. Hope yours is going that direction for you also ~ Penny xox

        December 1, 2012 at 6:37 PM

  23. ~Lady Day

    You captured this occurance so perfectly. Love those rare and amazing moments. x Hope you are doing well these days.

    November 30, 2012 at 11:18 PM

    • Thank you sweet friend! Very happy you enjoyed ~ and sending lots of love your way ~ xo RL

      December 1, 2012 at 11:38 AM

  24. Wow Intense and so beautiful. Thank you…

    December 1, 2012 at 2:36 AM

    • So happy you enjoyed this Tovah! Yes – was sort of intense now that you mention… :) Welcome ~ RL

      December 1, 2012 at 11:30 AM

  25. Breathtakingly lovely. In such few words….you have painted lovely and deep feelings. Sometimes, it does feel like a dream!

    December 1, 2012 at 6:41 AM

    • So much thanks Suri ~ I am happy this brought you some joy and you generated good feelings… yes – isn’t so much of life almost like a ‘dream’ ~ Much Love ~ R

      December 2, 2012 at 10:10 AM

  26. What a great feeling to connect….and it does last…doesn’t it? xoxomeryl

    December 1, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    • Thanks so much Meryl ~ yes a great feeling and wonderful connection… sometimes it can last ~ I agree… and the photography and writing always enhances this for me! Love x R

      December 2, 2012 at 10:11 AM

  27. Julie Catherine

    Robyn, this is a beautiful poem! Sometimes nature blesses us with her presence in special moments that literally take our breath away by the sheer beauty of her grace. You captured one of these moments beautifully, my lovely friend, I love this. ~ Love and gentle hugs, Julie xoxox

    December 1, 2012 at 10:40 PM

    • Oh Julie ~ thank you so much dear friend. I am so glad you found this heartwarming and I could share the moment with you! Sending lots of love – gentle hugs and hoping all is going well for you in your new residence!! xx Robyn

      December 2, 2012 at 10:13 AM

  28. Beautifully captured in every way. Your journey that brought you to your blog is warming to the soul on a bitterly cold morning from across the ocean.

    December 2, 2012 at 4:40 AM

    • Thank you ever so much wise journey ~ your words have brightened my day as well! ~ RL

      December 2, 2012 at 10:07 AM

  29. Your words are so beautiful. I loved reading and then finding the surprise photo at the end. You are a gift to many. Much love. xo Sam

    December 2, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    • Thank you so much dear Sam… very thrilled you enjoyed ~ and also always grateful for your loving words ! xo R

      December 3, 2012 at 3:24 PM

  30. So beautiful Robyn! I am just catching up on a few weeks of your posts as I have been unable to visit or blog (a bad relapse.) Looking forward to seeing more of your stunning photos. How are you doing? Much love, Ruth xx

    December 3, 2012 at 5:37 AM

    • Oh Ruth ~ I am so sorry to hear you have been struggling. Thank you for lovely comment ~ and I hope you are on your way to feeling better. I too have been up against some really difficult challenge here. Trying to maintain hope and will my way to wellness ~ keep me posted on you dearest friend … sending Love ~ Robyn x

      December 3, 2012 at 3:26 PM

      • Thank you so much Robyn, sending strength to you too and much love xx

        December 3, 2012 at 5:28 PM

  31. Dear Robyn,

    This is so beautiful! YES – just this one moment…one exchange, one moment of connecting…and silently. These moments can penetrate our beings and shift us so entirely. Yes. You know that I often write about “just this moment”. Yes, right here! Right in our everyday lives. Thank you, Robyn, for sharing your poetry and pictures. Inspiring, uplifting, and delight-filled. Thank you. Love, Lisa

    December 3, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    • That was such a lovely comment Lisa. You have put it so well… and makes me really hone in on “just this moment”… which as you know is ultimately what it’s all about. I am so thrilled you enjoyed this and felt connected to it. Means a lot! ~ Thank you and much Love ~ Robyn

      December 3, 2012 at 10:48 PM

  32. Nice….Our mind tell us its a dream but it could be reality. All we have to do is submit to the heart by allow the person that captured it to receive our unquestioned trust and the dream will come true!!!!

    December 3, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    • Thanks so much AB ~ I agree…. with trust we find dreams and reality can become one ~ lovely! ~RL

      December 4, 2012 at 5:31 PM

  33. such a beautiful poem combined with the photo = perfect my dear Robyn… gentle words fulfilled with peace. thank you xxo

    December 4, 2012 at 1:27 AM

    • Thank you dearest poojy ~ I am so happy you enjoyed this and found some comfort here too ~ Love to you, R

      December 4, 2012 at 5:31 PM

  34. Nikunj

    Inside a moment
    A smile expands like rainbow
    on a rain gifted day .
    Two hearts
    wrapped in ecstasy
    hold
    high above the mundane
    as a drop quenches
    the thirst of a forgiven minute .
    You and me
    and the moment
    A universe that’s US

    December 4, 2012 at 8:34 AM

    • I think your work on my blog is getting better and better Nika ~ this is just so stunning. I love the phrase “inside a moment” ~ and the metaphor of rainbow to respresent the most expansive smile… This is way too good to sit in my comments section young man ~ you should post it! Really grateful for your loving heart that finds inspiration to create such magical verse here… Thank you dear friend ~ RL

      December 4, 2012 at 5:36 PM

  35. Magnificent piece Robyn, as always!

    December 4, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    • Oh thanks so much The Blazing Trail! So flattered to know you enjoy! Love and Blessings ~ RL

      December 4, 2012 at 5:38 PM

  36. So very hauntingly beautiful in a great and wonderful way…your words have a spellbounding efftect that leaves one’s mind mesmerized. You are a gem! God bless!

    December 17, 2012 at 8:07 AM

    • Oh Wendell ~ thank you so much for you lovely comment today. I am just honored and thrilled you enjoyed this. Much Love and Blessings Always ~ Robyn

      December 17, 2012 at 11:41 AM

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