Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression

Each Night

Each night

he
comes
to my
window
unannounced,

~

watching
me
from
a
distance

through
starry
eyes.

~

Each night

in
all
his
splendor

~

cloaked
in
glowing
shades
of

dark
mystery,

~

I
sight
him
swaying

to
and
fro

masterfully
in the
evening
wind.

~

Each night

he
whispers
to
me;

deep
enchanting
words

I
feel,

yet
cannot
hear

~

for
his
language
is
unspoken,

and

his
charms,

of
another
world.

~

Each night

he

takes
my
breath

and

lifts
my
mortal
heart,

~

enveloping
me
fully

in
the
sphere
of

his
luminous
presence.

~

And

~

Each night,

before
he
goes,

he
kisses
me;

~

delivering
me
safely

~

to
slumber

~

where

~

I
know

~

now,

~

I
can

fly.

~

©Robyn Lee

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107 responses

  1. wow. The kind stranger from the other world. Well told:)

    April 27, 2013 at 1:55 AM

    • Thank you so much dearest nightlake!! This is exactly how I see “him” ~ So happy you enjoyed it!! Love to you ~ RL

      April 27, 2013 at 10:07 AM

  2. Ahhh La Lune is indeed a mysterious and enchanting presence… and what a beautiful tribute you’ve so nicely penned ;-) hugggs

    April 27, 2013 at 1:56 AM

    • Roxi — so appreciate this. La Lune ~ a welcomed visitor indeed :) ~ Much Love, RL

      April 27, 2013 at 10:09 AM

  3. fantastic!! I’m your fan :)

    April 27, 2013 at 3:01 AM

    • :) Ich danke Ihnen herzlich. Ich schätze! ~ Robyn Lee

      April 27, 2013 at 10:13 AM

  4. CLANIMA

    Splendido e di grande profondità di cuore!!!
    Un abbraccio fraterno
    Claudio

    April 27, 2013 at 4:49 AM

    • Molto toccato dalle tue parole. Grazie mio caro amico! Amore, RL
      ps: Carl Jung is your Gravitar :) !

      April 27, 2013 at 10:16 AM

  5. As each night does the sanguine moon reach gently by your side to the hand of true love, and as the day breaks and feathers float away to greet the day does he hold strong in his heart that the morows night will fall once again to guild him home.
    Namaste
    R.
    Always.
    Benjamin

    April 27, 2013 at 4:54 AM

    • Magnificent words ~
      I thank you dear friend.

      Yes…

      With
      Each day
      I trust that
      Come night,
      He shalt return;
      so we may
      begin again…
      this dance
      that is
      Love

      April 27, 2013 at 10:35 AM

      • This “reply” is beautiful, Robyn. YEs, to begin again this dance of Love. Oh so beautiful. I so often read your poetry as the “other one” being the divine — enchanting us, healing us, loving us…and some times coming through the touch and love of others. Exquisite. Love, Lisa

        April 28, 2013 at 9:20 PM

  6. Magnificent!!!

    April 27, 2013 at 5:18 AM

    • So pleased you enjoyed Alastair. I thought of your amazing “pink moon” when I was posting ~ mine is not of the eclipse night – but was a beautiful sight nonetheless!! Love to you ~ RL

      April 27, 2013 at 10:38 AM

      • Wow thank you. :-)

        Your photo, and the poetry that goes with it .. is total brilliance

        April 27, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    • Aww – thank you Alastair – you spoil me!

      April 28, 2013 at 12:04 AM

      • Only with the truth :-)

        April 28, 2013 at 5:07 AM

  7. Delightful words and well set in verse (to match your photo).

    Just lovely, Robyn………xo Vicki

    April 27, 2013 at 5:38 AM

    • Thank you so much dear Vicki! Means a lot to me!!! x RL

      April 27, 2013 at 10:56 AM

  8. Lovely words, lovely photo;)

    April 27, 2013 at 7:42 AM

    • Thank you so much ~ so appreciate :)

      April 27, 2013 at 11:31 PM

  9. Calming words Robyn.

    April 27, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    • Thanks Kim ~ so happy you found soothing too :) x rl

      April 27, 2013 at 11:32 PM

  10. So beautiful Robyn and the subtext is painfully clear.

    April 27, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    • Thank you so much Julie – really love and appreciate you ~ rx

      April 27, 2013 at 11:37 PM

  11. “I know now I can fly” !!!!!!!!!!! And you have with this, Robyn. After reading it I could close my eyes and feel it, even without the picture as a visual. This is a marvelous piece of writing. Wonderful ! (I like cookies & tea).
    Paul

    April 27, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    • So happy to know this Paul. Wow – I never even considered writing without my photos. Very touched that you could feel the vibration of this piece. Your comments are always uplifting! Cookies and tea it is my friend – on your porch yes? :) x rl

      April 27, 2013 at 11:40 PM

      • You have been nominated for a Liebster Award. Congratulations.
        Paul

        April 28, 2013 at 1:10 AM

    • Thank you so much dear Paul! Congratulations to you and I am honored by your nomination my friend!! x RL

      April 30, 2013 at 1:17 AM

  12. SO beautiful and haunting :) The words and the picture! Great job!

    April 27, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    • So much thanks to you Amanda. Thrilled you enjoyed – - and love the adjective you chose – yes – ‘haunting’ in many ways :) ! Love and Light ~ rl

      April 27, 2013 at 11:42 PM

  13. I love this, Robyn! Hi moon! ♥

    April 27, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    • And the moon is so happy to see you Jewels! Thank you dear friend — so happy to know you enjoyed! Love and Blessings ~ Robyn

      April 27, 2013 at 11:44 PM

  14. Very calming presence in this poem and like the photo. you are very good at taking what comes your way and “flying ” with it. You go, girl!

    April 27, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    • Aww – thank you Jane. I am so glad you could feel the essence of this. I will keep “flying” my best — promise! x Love to you ~ RL

      April 27, 2013 at 11:46 PM

      • hey, I went for a bike ride today-thoroughly enjoyed it.Thanks for inspiring me. Hugs, Jane

        April 28, 2013 at 5:44 PM

      • Yay Jane ! So excited for you… I was out there today too — so good for my psyche. It was a lovely day here with sunshine overhead. Hugs and Love x RL

        April 28, 2013 at 5:49 PM

  15. And we both see the same moon – isn’t that amazing! Loved this post Robyn xx

    April 27, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    • Thanks so much dearest Ruth! And yes — it is totally amazing, and to me is evidence of the notion that ‘we are all one’ ~ Love and Light ~ RL

      April 27, 2013 at 11:49 PM

  16. eremophila

    Bravo!!!

    April 27, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    • Thank you dear one, so happy you enjoyed it :) !

      April 27, 2013 at 11:50 PM

  17. Miles To Go

    I couldn’t help but feeling the soft breeze of a warm night, the clear starry sky and the feeling of a safe haven – all through your beautifully woven tapestry of words!

    April 27, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    • Miles thank you so very much! Yes – very much a ‘safe haven’ indeed! I am delighted to know you enjoyed this ~ welcome! :) RL

      April 27, 2013 at 11:51 PM

  18. Ah the stranger in the night that sneaks in for a kiss… He is a silent visitor that knows a good thing when he sees it… Very well written! :)

    April 27, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    • Thank you kindly steelmaster22! So happy you enjoyed ~ and yes, a most remarkable
      guest this stranger was. He will naturally, and undoubtedly return. :) rl

      April 27, 2013 at 11:59 PM

  19. And your “sweet slumber” will surely be magical after this ethereal encounter.
    Could feel your passionate heart here Robyn. Enchanting, as always.

    April 27, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    • So much appreciate your lovely comment Bryan, thank you. :) Yes – magical slumber – a wonderful thing isn’t it? ~ Love to you, rl

      April 28, 2013 at 12:03 AM

  20. wonderful words flying straight from hear! love it ~

    April 28, 2013 at 4:37 AM

    • Thank you dear friend ~ so appreciate you and happy you enjoyed! x :)

      April 29, 2013 at 1:01 AM

  21. Your moonstruck – love the connection and moon relationship. Inanimate things can be friends and companions too.

    April 28, 2013 at 5:25 AM

    • Yes Carl – my “moonstruck” exactly !! :) Thank you so much ~ the moon is wonderful metaphor and a Divine symbol in many ways — :) Much Love ~ RL

      April 29, 2013 at 1:02 AM

  22. Absolute brilliance!

    April 28, 2013 at 5:50 AM

    • So touched Daan! Thank you kindly. Pleased you enjoyed this :) ~ RL

      April 29, 2013 at 1:03 AM

  23. I find myself imagining the photo as I am reading your words. Many times you surprise me, which speaks to your creativity. This is so lovely Robyn.

    April 28, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    • Thank you LuAnn.Oh how I love the idea that you find some suspense in some of these posts ~ something exciting and fun about that. So appreciate your wonderful comment and thrilled you enjoyed!! Blessings and Love ~ x Robyn

      April 29, 2013 at 11:21 AM

  24. From another world RL …….. xo C xx

    April 28, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    • Thank you so much Cat ~ the heart can hear languages from every world I believe… especially your heart!! So much Love this day – and always, RL

      April 29, 2013 at 11:22 AM

      • i believe so tooo :) :) :) Yours as well :) xo huge hugs xo

        April 30, 2013 at 12:30 PM

  25. vishalbheeroo

    beautiful poem:)
    Vishal
    http://www.vishalbheeroo.wordpress.com

    April 28, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    • Thank you kindly Vishal! So much appreciate! Blessings and Love ~ RL

      April 29, 2013 at 11:25 AM

  26. Ohhhh Robyn, this is incredibly beautiful. It makes my heart just…soften, open…and rest. My body, too. Simply lovely. Love, Lisa

    April 28, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    • Thank you so much Lisa. So thrilled to know you enjoyed this. It’s a nice good-night tale I can go back to over and over now :) ~ And yes – on your comment above… I agree, Love, to me is always a reflection of the The Divine… be it in nature, human connection, or sensuality in any form pure in intention, and spirit. Hugs ~ x Robyn

      April 29, 2013 at 11:29 AM

  27. Renee Braunstein

    I really liked this

    April 29, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    • Thank you dear Renee ~ so happy you enjoyed it :) Love and Hugs ~ Robyn

      April 29, 2013 at 11:30 AM

  28. dear Robyn, lovely. your poetry has a verbal intensity, a searching honesty I do not often encounter. i look forward to every new poem you share. xo tony

    April 29, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    • I am so very touched by your comment today. From you especially Tony, the highest compliment. Yes, I confess, I’m a seeker in many ways – and being open and honest is the only way I can navigate the world. Just feels better to me :) Thank you for your wonderful words. Means a lot to me.

      Sending Love your way ~
      Robyn

      April 29, 2013 at 11:14 PM

  29. The emotions are so rich. You drew me in gently and allowed me to stay and savor another place and time until I became tranquil one again. The photography always adds to your words, but the words alone drew me in to total submission before I saw the photography. Magnificant.

    April 29, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    • Thank you dearest Sheri! I am very honored by your generous compliment. You have made my evening. I am so happy you enjoyed this and could feel the spirit and vibration I hoped it would reflect. So much Love ~ x Robyn

      April 29, 2013 at 11:19 PM

  30. . . . . mysterious beloved . . . ! Beautiful…!!

    April 29, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    • Thank you kindly dear Kazi ~ Yes – the “mysterious beloved” :) I am thrilled you enjoyed, and so appreciate your lovely comment today.
      Love and Light ~ Robyn

      April 30, 2013 at 1:06 AM

      • Expression of something heartfelt always attracts me…!!
        So no need to thank dear Robyn… I am bit busy but
        sooner I have to return to your blog to read more and I know that…!!

        April 30, 2013 at 8:08 AM

  31. The softness of your words and their rhythm, and the message within makes it so very breathtaking…in a very beautiful and eloquent way! God bless Robyn…it is an awesome poem which so reflects your heart!!!!

    April 29, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    • Oh Wendell, so very touched. Thank you. I am so pleased you enjoyed dear one, always a pleasure to see you here. Blessings and Love to you~
      Robyn

      April 30, 2013 at 1:09 AM

  32. fly me to the moon :)

    April 29, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    • :) Thank you dear Adem ~ and for you ~ enjoy!! ~ RL

      April 30, 2013 at 1:12 AM

      • :) It’s one of my favourite songs, I enjoyed it! Thank you :)

        May 13, 2013 at 12:17 PM

      • :) I’m glad! Have a lovely day ~

        May 13, 2013 at 12:40 PM

  33. So, so beautiful.

    April 29, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    • Thank you so much Heru’s Light ~ very much appreciate, and happy to know you enjoyed. Much Love to you ~ Robyn

      April 30, 2013 at 1:15 AM

  34. On many of the days when I visit you Robyn, I leave knowing that “You” are my inspiration, lifting me up, so that I know I can also fly! Thank you dearest friend for all that you are, much much love ~ Penny xo

    April 29, 2013 at 9:47 PM

  35. So appreciate my beloved friend – Yes Penny- I have no doubt you can FLY!!! I am so happy to be able to inspire – and feel very much that you inspire me as well. Thank you for all your love and encouragement always… and if we lived closer – I’d be at the kitchen table with you and Christina helping you with this book project — it sounds way exciting — and as you said – very important too. I am sure I will be acquiring copies for not only myself, but my young daughters as well! ~Love to you x Robyn

    April 30, 2013 at 1:20 AM

  36. Robyn dear,
    You fly me to the moon!
    I sort of thought, as I read … the moon…of course, but a tall dark handsome vampire with a luminous glow, loomed in the back of my head!
    Great work from a wonderful person. Thank you! _ Resa xoxo

    May 1, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    • And you have transported me there as well my most wonderful friend! We will have a picnic on the moon together some day!!

      Ok – yes – tall, dark, handsome glowing vampire ~ :) I am getting it!! lol ~ you are the best– we will have him there at our picnic too!! Ok – I’m a little silly tonight — working on my next post … so excited. Short and sweet – but fun! By the weekend I think.. So much Love – and Huge Hug of thanks for your kind heart always ~ x Robyn

      May 2, 2013 at 12:32 AM

      • Silly is good! Looking forward! Hugs and kisses! – Resa

        May 2, 2013 at 9:50 AM

  37. Miss Robyn,

    If I could fly, I’d pick you up and take you into the night.

    Jeb

    May 1, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    • Awe – Mr. Jeb – you are quite the romantic – I knew it!! That is a lovely vision – I will smile till dawn now :) ~ Thank you dear friend ~ :) Miss Robyn

      May 2, 2013 at 12:34 AM

  38. I always love your poems but this one instantly brought tears to my eyes. I don’t know if it just struck a chord with me and my own situation or just the way you danced with the words and concluded the way you did but I just truly enjoyed this poem so much. Thank you as always for sharing dear Robyn -AB

    May 2, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    • Oh Arash – this truly touched me. Sometimes these silly poems come from a deeper place, and I am guessing you are so tuned in right now with regard to your senses and emotional barometers that you were able to go deeper into the work. It it healthy and healing I believe to allow ourselves these moments of reflection and awareness. I am very happy to know it moved you so dear friend. Thank you. — holding you in heart ~ Blessings and Love – Robyn

      May 2, 2013 at 7:36 PM

  39. There are absolutely no possible words to describe…..but then again, you already know what I am thinking. Such talent so beautifully expressed can only be felt, and deeply appreciated. Continue dear one, to create, ignite, and enchant us all! So very honored to call you friend.

    May 9, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    • Aww – Stan – I have missed you :) Yes – no words to describe – a language of ‘unspoken’ –
      feelings have been all over the place here – can you tell? :) So glad you can appreciate my poetic ramblings. Thank you, and equally as honored to know you dear friend. Love to you – Robyn

      May 10, 2013 at 12:12 AM

      • I plead the 5th! (second glass of Merlot…) as Annie Lennox put it, “sweet dreams are made of these…” You are a treasure dear one! Hugs…

        May 10, 2013 at 12:17 AM

  40. 2 glasses of Merlot … sounds fair! I am so glad you are enjoying your visit tonight dear Stan. May your ‘sweet dreams’ transport you to a lovely place. Celebrate and smile :) Thank you for all your kind words here … always appreciate. xRobyn

    May 10, 2013 at 12:32 AM

  41. nice….but a small suggestion…..Its a great shot, but the ISO is kind of very high…..you need to lower the shutter speed and the ISO as much as possible. Its a good picture with brilliant lighting :) Way to go…

    May 10, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    • Thanks so much Naresh — i must confess that this was a shot I took with my iphone camera — 4S shhhh :) . At the time I did not have a DSLR (do now but was inspired to write this poem with that image as my ‘muse’). I am still learning the tech aspects… so your tip will be very helpful. I am glad you enjoyed :) x RL

      May 10, 2013 at 11:24 PM

      • I expected this :D ha ha ha :D its a secret for sure!!! you’ve got a good eye Robyn!

        May 10, 2013 at 11:26 PM

      • Why thank you – that is a huge compliment from you Naresh, having just explored your stunning images! :)

        May 10, 2013 at 11:28 PM

      • Also – fyi – I was in the bathtub (lol) and had no intention of taking this photo – but that moon was so stunning I grabbed my phone (was playing tunes) and got a little lucky :)

        May 10, 2013 at 11:29 PM

      • ha ha ha :D now that’s a secret :)

        May 10, 2013 at 11:30 PM

      • you are the only one i told too :) shhhh! :)

        May 10, 2013 at 11:31 PM

      • ha ha ha :D okay done….Zipped :)

        May 10, 2013 at 11:33 PM

      • ;)

        May 10, 2013 at 11:35 PM

  42. OMG! What’s right there in your head, Lady? Heartfelt expressions are simply flowing through your stream of profound expressions. I salute ya!\m/ :)

    Rahul

    May 10, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    • You made me smile Rahul ~ i love your enthusiasm. Thank you for your kind words and heartfelt encouragement. Blessings and Love dear one!
      ~ Robyn

      May 12, 2013 at 11:39 AM

      • You are most welcome, Robyn! :)

        Rahul

        May 13, 2013 at 6:03 AM

  43. Oh Wow, Robyn! This is wonderful!
    Your words swept me away! :)

    May 17, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    • Thanks so much dear Fergi. I am flattered indeed :) ! Love to you dear friend!

      May 19, 2013 at 10:45 AM

  44. Oh Robyn… I have held off commenting for some reason. The moon has always held a great deal of significance for me. When I was a boy I used to look up at it with wonder, and I asked my father where did the moon come from. He replied, “maybe it’s always been there”. My developing mind almost turned inside out with that one.

    I bought a telescope and would look at it and explore it’s craters, mountains and valleys, but always liked it best from afar.
    At the cabin, it would light the meadow so beautifully that I thought some mythic beauty would step from the forest edge and into it’s glow and sometimes, I believe it has, I just could never see it.

    It’s nice to know that when you are far from someone close and you both look into the night sky you can both be seeing the same wonder and beauty and feel love and connection.

    Thank you Robyn.

    May 29, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    • Dearest Grant, I am so very honored and touched by your words. I am also simply delighted to be part of evoking such a lovely and meaningful boyhood memory for you. Yes – the moon holds such incredible mystique, for both children… and also for adults that allow their imagination to flow. Do you still have a telescope? You have made may day with your heartfelt enchanting comment today. I truly do believe that when we “grow up” if we can stay connected to these magical elements of our childhood ~ when all things were possible and wonder was everywhere, it would be such a marvelous thing for everyone. I will remember your words here now whenever I look up at my moon,

      “when you are far from someone close and you both look into the night sky
      you can both be seeing the same wonder and beauty
      and feel love and connection.”

      Thank you dear friend.
      Love and Blessings to you always!
      Robyn

      May 29, 2013 at 11:40 AM

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