Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression

He Moves Me

Shalt
not
disturb

^

As
I
observe

^

His
form
commence

^

A
primal
dance;

^^^

I
stop

to
stare

^

I
dare

to
near

^

Can
feel

the
flow

^

Caught
in

his
trance;

^^^

With
gentle
strength

^

A
fluid
length

^

His
motion
finds

^

Artistic
grace;

^^^

He
fills

his
soul

^

Then
empties
whole

^

and

^

Moves
me

to

^

His
sacred
space.

^^^

©Robyn Lee

598821_4868298350183_446568124_nWarm thanks to the wonderful gentleman featured in my post today for permitting me
to share this candid photograph. My subject {Muse} has respectfully requested anonymity to preserve his privacy.

~
Hope You’ve Enjoyed!

~

Much Love to All

~
RL

87 responses

  1. Ahhhh, what a thought provoking poem. And so perfectly paired with the image of the mystery man doing his private “dance”. Love to you my gifted friend. Robyn

    May 8, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    • Thank you so much Robyn! You are so generous, and I appreciate. I’d wanted to do this one for a while now – and needed to find my “chi” to generate the words for it. So happy you enjoyed. Much Love and Blessings, Robyn

      May 8, 2013 at 9:26 PM

  2. This looks like a Tai Chi beauty! Very sensual Robyn. Of course with the poem alone, as I read it, I was expecting a love affair… well I guess it is of sorts! Peace and love to you my dear Robyn. Resa (F-G-S) xo

    May 8, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    • Yes dear Resa ~ you are absolutely correct — we caught him “in the zone” – a beautiful place to be! Yes – in many respects, “a love-affair” — and for this master martial artist — a very long term one too :) I am fortunate to have such a great shot to inspire my passionate poem.
      So much Love, your F-G-S, Robyn x
      ps: still shopping for poet blouses too!

      May 8, 2013 at 9:33 PM

      • PS Its all packaged as of today. (As soon as it’s posted I’ll let you Know! xo _Resa :-)

        May 8, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    • So excited Resa ~ yay! Thank you and bless your magic wand :) x

      May 8, 2013 at 9:58 PM

  3. WAOOOOOH … I often get carried away by love poems … Thanks … Ms. Robyn …

    May 8, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    • It is good to get carried away in this fashion eleganzabello!! Thank you soooo much for your wonderful comment! xRL

      May 8, 2013 at 10:00 PM

      • :) … You are welcome …

        May 8, 2013 at 10:36 PM

  4. This was a lovely poem, Robyn

    May 8, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    • So glad you enjoyed it nightlake!! Thank you dear one … Love to you – Robyn :)

      May 8, 2013 at 10:00 PM

  5. It is the swan song of surrender, the leaning into the familiar unfamiliar. I love this, Robyn. As always, you take our breath away the meter of your words, as if breathed into life for the first time. Exquisite, my beautiful friend. Exquisite. ~ Love ever, Bobbie

    May 8, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    • Oh Bobbie… you have such keen insight my friend! Exactly so! Transcendence: into that ‘unknown’ space — trusting in the ‘letting go’ – releasing what is illusion, in order to flow with that which is truth…

      I am so thrilled you loved this. Means the world to me, and so much thanks for your kind and generous praise — the meter was different for me this time, and am relieved it came through as I’d hoped! Blessings and Much Love ~ Robyn

      May 8, 2013 at 10:14 PM

  6. Beautifully motioned muse you have there… great poem my friend ;-) hugggs

    May 8, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    • Thank you so much dear Roxi! From you, means so much. Do agree (beautifully motioned – even better in person ;)) — Tai Chi is a an amazing art to witness, and when performed by a master,like this one, even more magical. There are many elements of the art hidden within my short poem… I hope I did it justice. Love and appreciation to you always, Robyn

      May 8, 2013 at 10:19 PM

  7. Jill

    Love it!!!

    May 8, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    • Jill – Thank you! And so glad you enjoyed this! Another fun one to keep me distracted for a bit :) ~ Sending Hugs and Love – Robyn

      May 8, 2013 at 10:37 PM

  8. Oh, come on now !!! I don’t think he’s that good lookin’ !!! What??? Me jealous??? You gotta be kiddin’ !!!
    The poem was great, Robyn. Hugs !
    Paul

    May 8, 2013 at 10:43 PM

  9. Oh Paul – you know it is all about the “chi” – not the man!!! :) LOL ~ you are too funny … I am so glad you enjoyed … Thank you my dear dear friend — hope we are still on for our picnic date on the porch ?! ~ much love – x RL

    May 8, 2013 at 10:47 PM

  10. Rhonda L. Brockmeyer

    Always beautiful Robyn

    May 8, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    • Oh Rhonda – thank you! Very happy you enjoyed, and it’s wonderful to see you. Hope all is well, and still treasure my special poem. Love and Blessings to you~ Robyn

      May 9, 2013 at 12:48 AM

  11. Just beautiful, Robyn (especially appropriate for the man in the photo).
    I never know where these words come from, but it’s always lovely to hear your verse. x Vicki

    May 8, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    • Thank you so much Victoria! To be honest – I don’t know where they come from either :) !! It’s a lot of fun for me to work with the photos this way… feels like the photos speak to me if that makes any sense. This one was especially powerful because Tai Chi is such an amazing martial art to witness. Very thrilled you enjoyed!! Love ~ x RL

      May 9, 2013 at 12:51 AM

  12. Robyn – Time and time again your words and photography render me helpless as I gaze upon your grace. I always know I’ll find a gentle resting place upon visiting your site. It’s a coming home to the soul. Thank you.

    May 9, 2013 at 1:47 AM

    • Sheri that is so beautiful. Thank you dear friend. Means a lot to me to know I have touched another with my work here. It is very much ‘soul-work’ for me. I am blessed to know you, and always appreciate your kind heart. Love to you always, Robyn

      May 9, 2013 at 10:48 AM

  13. That’s truly magnificent Robyn. Love it

    May 9, 2013 at 2:05 AM

    • Honored by your words Alastair. Thank you dear friend! ps: I’m kind of excited for you – tomorrow is Friday!!! ;) x RL

      May 9, 2013 at 10:50 AM

      • Yeah I think that may have been scuppered :-(

        May 9, 2013 at 2:49 PM

      • 😢Sorry… Next Friday maybe?

        May 9, 2013 at 3:14 PM

      • No. Don’t know when the next one will be. Just got to try to convince my ex-wife to change her mind and have both kids like she was supposed to.

        May 9, 2013 at 3:15 PM

      • Got it! Hope you succeed…rooting for you!💙

        May 9, 2013 at 3:17 PM

      • Thank you :-)

        May 9, 2013 at 3:18 PM

  14. CLANIMA

    Magnificamente mistica d’Amore!!!
    Brava Robyn!!!
    Un saluto affettuoso dal mio cuore :)
    Claudio

    May 9, 2013 at 2:12 AM

    • Grazie mio caro Claudio. Sì, c’è qualcosa di notevole si guarda un altro eseguire la sua arte con maestria.
      Benedizioni e Amore – Robyn

      May 9, 2013 at 10:53 AM

  15. Very very sensual… And messages between the lines. Well done!

    May 9, 2013 at 3:27 AM

    • Thank you dear friend. Yes, many layers here ~ I am thrilled you enjoyed this :) ~ x Robyn

      May 9, 2013 at 10:55 AM

      • Your writing always evokes a smile on my face and inspirational thoughts in my mind!

        May 11, 2013 at 6:20 AM

  16. What’s that he’s practicing: Ai-kido or Thai-chi?

    May 9, 2013 at 3:36 AM

    • Hi Dann — I believe my subject is doing T’ai chi (Long Yang Form) …. do you practice one of the martial arts?
      Such an incredible discipline and beautiful art. :)
      Good thoughts your way today! RL

      May 9, 2013 at 10:59 AM

      • No, I have been a kickboxer for a big part of my life, but I have always been interested in the Eastern Martial Arts and have followed a couple of karate, thai chi and ai’kido sessions, but nothing recurring.

        It is a beautiful art, absolutely.

        Thank you and same to you. Have a great weekend!

        May 9, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    • Thanks Daan – yes these various practices are so incredible – healing on many levels. With your kick boxing experience I would imagine Ai-kido would come fairly natural to you. This form of Tai Chi takes many years to master. Then there is another level of this you may be familiar with, ‘Push Hands’ which is really cool as well. ~ All great stuff! Appreciate the dialogue – and you too have a great weekend!! :) xRL

      May 9, 2013 at 6:43 PM

  17. Loved it!

    May 9, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    • Thank you so much Sheri. So pleased you enjoyed – and appreciate dear one! ~ With Much Love, Robyn

      May 9, 2013 at 11:03 AM

  18. dear Robyn, lovely and open and moving, as usual. lucky Muse, tony

    May 9, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    • Dearest Tony ~ yes, I cannot help but be entranced, by witnessing another genuinely passionate about their art form. I am certain you must experience this too, considering your field. & I would agree, my Muse is so lucky to be the object of my attention today :).

      Thank you so much for your kind and loving heart. I always appreciate you. x Robyn

      May 9, 2013 at 11:13 AM

  19. Renee Braunstein

    Robyn I really like this and also the photo. I wonder who that is in the photo :)

    May 9, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    • Thank you so much dear Renee! I am delighted you enjoyed this. I was so fortunate to capture a shot of this mysterious man in the forest, engrossed in his wonderful art. A beautiful thing to watch :) Love to you ~ Robyn

      May 9, 2013 at 11:17 AM

  20. Nice of him to grant you the permission. he looks like he is doing tai Chi. Interesting what images came to my mind as I read the words-one was of a great blue heron. Great muse.

    May 9, 2013 at 11:54 AM

  21. Yes, I was very fortunate to have this lovely Muse/image to meditate on for my post Jane!! Thank you.. Yes – you are correct – Tai Chi (Yang form) — he is a master – 15+ years of training as I understand. Oh I love your vision of the great blue heron — must share this with you now – I know you will adore it! ~ Love to you – Robyn

    May 9, 2013 at 12:16 PM

  22. Awww cute picture and beautiful words, as always :D

    May 9, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    • Thank you so much dear Amanda! So glad you enjoyed. Was fun to get into the zone of the Tai Chi man here :) ~ something different! x Love to you- Robyn

      May 9, 2013 at 11:00 PM

  23. this is perfection… much love to you, dear Robyn …

    May 9, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    • Oh Linda – I’ve thought of you lots. Thank you so much, and very glad you could appreciate this.
      Let me know how you are doing these days with the detox treatments + other. Sending Love and Hugs ~ Robyn

      May 9, 2013 at 11:02 PM

      • dear Robyn,
        i will post an update this weekend but the whole health perspective is awry at present. you know, i’m sure. just over my head with lots of symptoms and my doc is out of town again so have been really floundering. i couldn’t keep my last appt and should have gotten myself there. so it’s been too long… i’ll live. :-/
        xxx

        May 10, 2013 at 5:12 AM

  24. Always such moving and brilliantly crafted work from dear RL! Truly, I have missed out by being away from your blog so long! Heartfelt wishes that you are managing well; and as always, much peace, love, and happiness to you dear one!

    May 9, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    • Oh Stan – thank you dear friend — have missed you too, and hope you will keep sharing your brilliant work now! Last night’s series was completely awesome! Big Hug ~ x RL

      May 10, 2013 at 11:37 PM

  25. amazing words you put together to describe the inspiration that came to you :) enjoyed it very much. I love tai chi, so wonderfully calming :) much love to you sweet Robyn!

    May 10, 2013 at 1:28 AM

    • Wow Poojy – do you practice it? It is funny because I carefully chose my words with Tai Chi in mind… but it came out rather sensual it seems. This Tai Chi man in the photo tells me it is a sensual martial art — so maybe I was on target :) I am thrilled you enjoyed it! : ) ~ Love to you… Robyn

      May 10, 2013 at 11:39 PM

      • Yes, I really enjoyed your poem Robyn :)
        my father is practicing Tai Chi for many years now, I did some with him – great martial art, especially when you do it with swords etc. Much love to you dear! ~~

        May 12, 2013 at 5:44 AM

      • Yes- I know the sword :) ~ very cool stuff. Your Dad must be awesome !! So much Love and thanks for your loving words always Poojy!! ~ Robyn

        May 12, 2013 at 11:28 AM

  26. A lovely piece of share in all respects, Robyn!\m/ :)

    Rahul

    May 10, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    • Thank you kindly dear Rahul. I am so happy to know you enjoyed. Love to you – RL

      May 10, 2013 at 11:40 PM

      • You are most welcome, dear one! :)

        Rahul

        May 10, 2013 at 11:44 PM

  27. I admire your passionate words here Robyn. I wonder from which wellsprings of life this verse emanates.
    Looking forward to reading and enjoying more of your blog posts.
    Cyrano

    May 12, 2013 at 11:49 PM

  28. Cyrano, thank you so much for your thoughtful words today, and welcome! My verse often seems to flow after mediating on my photos. So glad you enjoyed. I appreciate your visit, and look forward to seeing you again. Best to you always, RL

    May 13, 2013 at 12:02 AM

  29. :)

    May 13, 2013 at 1:38 AM

  30. The girl with the golden pen did it again, excellent written… :-) ;-)

    Very well captured photo too… :-)

    May 13, 2013 at 6:02 AM

    • Oh Drake – so glad you enjoyed this piece, and so flattered by your glowing words dear friend. They mean a lot to me, and soooo appreciate! Sending Love, RL

      May 13, 2013 at 12:43 PM

  31. I love your writing Robyn and always find myself trying to visualize what image you have captured at the end. Hope you had a lovely Mothers’ Day. :)

    May 13, 2013 at 8:06 AM

  32. Very happy you enjoyed Luann, and thank you for this incredible complement. I truly appreciate. Yes – was lovely — though my girls are both in far-away lands at the moment I spent the day with sister and mom which was wonderful! Hope your day was special! Love ~ Robyn

    May 13, 2013 at 2:13 PM

  33. certainly did enjoy… loved the words and pose…

    May 14, 2013 at 8:10 AM

    • Thank you my dearest bulldog. I have been thinking of you and hope you are well — welcome home! So glad to see you and know you enjoyed! x :) Love to you — RL

      May 14, 2013 at 11:27 AM

  34. Kev

    This one made me smile. :)

    May 14, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    • Thank you so much Kev! I am so happy to know :) You keep on smiling friend ~ it is so good for you!! ~ x RL

      May 16, 2013 at 6:39 PM

  35. Very awesome, Robyn. I like anything that celebrates Tai Chi. I’m currently learning Yang style short form. I’m pretty close to advancing to the next level. Thanks for sharing this.

    May 16, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    • Even more awesome to know you are learning Yang form Eric!! So exciting … truly an amazing martial art, and life-changing in many ways. I know how much discipline it takes too, much more difficult than most realize. So thrilled you could appreciate my small tribute here. Keep enjoying your practice, and thank you so much for this comment! ~ Love to you – RL

      May 16, 2013 at 6:44 PM

  36. So lovely and your words are beautifully pared with the image! You have a wonderful talent with words, Robyn! :)
    How have you been doing lately? Has there been any improvement?

    May 17, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    • Thank you so much Fergi. You are so kind. I’m still in the midst of trying to figure out what to do next. Some days I do think there is small gains, and then others I slide way back. It is quite a roller coaster ride as I am sure you can relate. Hope you are holding your own too sweet friend. Sending Hugs and Love ~ Robyn x

      May 19, 2013 at 10:49 AM

  37. I really enjoyed this one Robyn! Your poem and photo matched so perfectly. I do so love the art of Tai Chi and your poem evokes it beautifully. Excellent inspiration on your part I think xx

    May 18, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    • Thank you dear Ruth!! Yes – it is such an amazing thing to watch — I have great respect for people who can master this martial art…. so much discipline. I am thrilled you enjoyed the combination and think I did justice with the words too! Love to you always, Robyn

      May 19, 2013 at 11:51 PM

  38. I like the concept of the poem. It looks like a dense forest to me. The shot is just nice that the hand covered his face, and preserved his anonymity, a true master.
    kc

    May 19, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    • Hi quiquan! Thank you. I am so happy you enjoyed this. Was random shot and he was completely lost in his form – so was lucky capture indeed… and , as you mention, that it worked to preserve the anonymity so I could blog the photo. Yes – he is really excellent at the Tai Chi — I’m in awe of it truly! Appreciate your comment today my friend — sending good thoughts your way ~ :) Robyn

      May 19, 2013 at 11:54 PM

      • Thank you Robyn, for all the detailed explanation. I did taichi for 5 years when I was in my primary school, around 1982-86. It’s a pity that I did not continue since then. It was a choice given by my father, a gift of love in my life =).

        qiquan

        May 20, 2013 at 10:46 AM

  39. A moment can last an eternity if you allow it to run free within you!!!!

    May 26, 2013 at 8:04 PM

  40. The blend perfectly together…you know how to capture a moment! Your words are inspiring!

    May 28, 2013 at 4:56 AM

    • Thank you so much Wendell. I do get lost in the moments sometimes…when there is love and appreciation, it’s a pretty amazing part of living I believe… :) so much Love dear friend, Robyn

      May 28, 2013 at 10:51 AM

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