Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression

Gratify

“I come
To answer thy pleasure; be’t to fly,
To swim, to dive into the fire, to ride
On the curl’d clouds, to thy strong bidding task…”

William Shakespeare
The Tempest

40 responses

  1. Pawan Hira

    Nature is so beautiful. The photo brings smile and love, dashed with William’s verse.
    You click amazing beauties.

    July 8, 2012 at 12:46 AM

    • So much appreciate your kind words Pawan. Very glad you enjoyed and generated smile and love for you ~ and yes, William’s verse just felt so right with this one ~~ Thank you for your encouragement! Warmest wishes to you tonight ~ Robyn Lee

      July 8, 2012 at 12:57 AM

      • Pawan Hira

        Oh! So lively you are, that I can feel your smiles here.
        Thank you, dear. Blessings and much love. 🙂

        July 8, 2012 at 1:00 AM

  2. Beautiful photo. Hope you are doing well today..

    July 8, 2012 at 1:12 AM

    • Thank you so much nightlake… very happy you enjoyed ~ may your Sunday be wonderful! ~RL

      July 8, 2012 at 11:12 AM

  3. I have never seen this quote and I am an English literature teacher – ha! Perfect for the exhilarating photograph Robyn. Jxx

    July 8, 2012 at 3:02 AM

    • Yes Julie… I was reading a little of Shakespeare – The Tempest (very little 🙂 ) – and came across these words (i believe it was Act I scene II) , when the spirit guide, Ariel, said this to Prospero, the consummate magician. Thought the match with this energized photo was fitting. Something about the ocean pre-storm just conjures up feelings of spirit guides and supernatural forces. So glad you enjoyed it Julie ~ You are in my heart as always!!! xo

      July 8, 2012 at 11:32 AM

  4. I really likes William Shakespeare… 😉

    Great shot, Robyn
    – it is so beautiful that one almost get pulled into it… 😉

    July 8, 2012 at 6:27 AM

    • Thrilled you enjoyed it ledrakenoir… and always appreciate your thoughtful words here! ~RL

      July 8, 2012 at 11:34 AM

  5. Robyn .
    the sea !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
    feels like i could jump through my screen and dive into it !!!!!!!
    I love How the shots you take are sooooooooooo wide ,,,,,,
    a world ………… an open one to “gratify ” your readers 🙂
    wishing you a beautiful day
    xx
    amazing ocean ……….
    i am diving in from here !!!!!!!
    xoxoxoxo
    Cat

    July 8, 2012 at 7:50 AM

    • Cat — I wish you could dive in through that screen of yours and visit this massive wonder-filled sea with me!!! 🙂 Thank you for your lovely words — a photo can never adequately capture the expanse and magic that the glorious sea projects in person, but I do try my best to generate just a little bit of that feeing/sensation/emotion in my images – and YES – GRATIFY 😉 ! This was pre-sotrm and there was a lot of energy to be felt. I’m so glad you were able to sense it. Sending Love and wishes for a day filed with awe ~ RLxo

      July 8, 2012 at 11:39 AM

      • That’s the beautiful thing about imagination right ?
        i did dive in 🙂
        To Your beautiful image 🙂
        and it took me somewhere ————- 🙂
        like a beautiful escape from the city – in a photo – but much more than a photo ————-
        that’s kinda a thing – when something is so powerful in good way ———– it sends me —— 🙂
        so thank You 🙂 and love and awe always to you – we live in a miraculous world ……..
        we surely do ……
        where anything is possible and i will always believe that xo
        love to you and your family 🙂 xo

        July 8, 2012 at 1:55 PM

      • Yes – you are right. Imagination is a gift! So glad you got to take a dive and swim in the image today Cat! You are a love!
        Sending Hugs to my friend in Canada! ~RL

        July 8, 2012 at 7:05 PM

      • As Are You Robyn xx
        It was a lovely dive 🙂
        and a wonderful swim …………..
        Thank You Beautiful lady xoxoxoxoxo
        Cat xx

        July 8, 2012 at 7:10 PM

  6. A wonderful way to start Sunday morning. Good morning Robyn. Gorgeous Photo, perfect quote to accompany. I can hear the waves.

    July 8, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    • Good morning to you Penny!! I am sooo happy you can HEAR the waves my friend~ truly!!! Thank you for your great input and thrilled you enjoyed the post!! 🙂

      July 8, 2012 at 11:43 AM

  7. victoriaaphotography

    Wow, Robyn.
    Stunning photo…..I can feel the spray from the crashing washes on my nose & cheeks as I look at your photo.

    July 8, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    • Yay – Victoria….always thrilled when you commend the photographic aspects of the images here as consider your work amazing in this regard!! I am also very excited you got some of the emotional charge as well…. and were transported all the way from Australia!! Much Love, RL

      July 8, 2012 at 11:46 AM

  8. Jill

    Amazing how the clouds and the sea mirror each other. Another lovely shot.

    July 8, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    • Thank you kindly dear Jill. I did notice this exact feature of the image. Thought it almost magical… like the “curl’d” clouds form their own roaring sea!! Glad you enjoyed! xo

      July 8, 2012 at 11:49 AM

  9. Ahhh Shakespeare…makes me want to dive into his work….what a perfect match!!!!

    July 8, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    • Yes Meryl… I grew up with Shakespeare recited to me on a regular basis thanks to our beloved Angelo (2nd Dad) …. always seems like a foreign language to me, though these words by Sprit ~Ariel were perfectly clear, and spoke so well to the image at hand…. Love when that happens!! Smiles to you today xo

      July 8, 2012 at 11:52 AM

  10. ~Lady Day

    A ‘The Tempest’ and the ocean…Sigh

    July 8, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    • 🙂 yes – I thought a fitting combination here too Lady Day…. I along with you my friend…. xo

      July 8, 2012 at 1:28 PM

  11. The sea is magical Robyn and you brought it to me today. I cannot see it in the flesh so a big ‘thank you.’

    July 8, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    • Thanks Ruth… thrilled to deliver some waves to you today ~~ glad you enjoyed! ~ RL

      July 8, 2012 at 6:57 PM

  12. well well…Your fotos are just more and more breathtaking:)))))))

    July 8, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    • 🙂 Thank you David! Lots of agua for you here 🙂 Glad you liked it!! ~ Robyn

      July 8, 2012 at 6:56 PM

  13. Great view, wonderful how it draws you in to see beyond the horizon.

    July 8, 2012 at 5:10 PM

    • Thanks so much Chirs. So glad you were drawn into it, and enjoyed! ~RL

      July 8, 2012 at 6:55 PM

  14. You capture the beauty of nature so well….look at all the layers and contrast. Super. 🙂 Your ocean sister….clapping 🙂

    July 9, 2012 at 2:05 AM

    • Thank you Sam! I do lots of ocean shots – but this one really spoke to me 🙂 Yes – lots of layers, contrasting colors and motion and the sky pattern mimics the sea’s ~ ocean sister blows you a kiss! 🙂

      July 9, 2012 at 10:53 AM

  15. This is truly the most spectacular ocean and sky photo that I have ever seen. You were meant to be there, to so artfully capture this moment. I am so very thankful that you have. I can practically smell the air and hear the waves. It sends me! Thank you!

    July 9, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    • Thanks so much Gina. What a wonderful thing to hear!! Yes – it really did seem to call me that day. Something spiritual about the capture — and thus the quote I chose. Very thrilled you enjoyed it so much ~ Blessings and Love to you always 🙂 ~ RL

      July 9, 2012 at 9:17 PM

  16. This picture is pristine and full of clarity….love the attention to detail in the frothy waves….so dreamy….
    The quote tugged at my heart and compliments the photo superbly!
    Thanks Robyn…..
    xoxo
    Celeste

    July 11, 2012 at 12:15 AM

    • Thank you Celeste — yes this is one of my favorite ocean shots too ~~ the many dimensions and layers still knocks me over when I look at it. Also — I thought of you when I chose this quote by Shakespeare… something about it reminded me of your writing!!I was attracted to it just as I am your work 😉 So glad you enjoyed – and looking forward to your 4th installment as I am very intrigued by this angel you have so wonderfully depicted !! 😉

      July 11, 2012 at 1:14 AM

  17. Beautiful Robyn. So very interesting how the terrestrial waves seem to be mirrored by waves of fluffy clouds in the heavens. I wish for you a day free of pain, to walk freely under the white waves of the sky and within the cool waves of the sea, grains of fine sand churning around your toes. Thinking of you today, my friend!

    July 11, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    • Thank you so much KT! I did noticed this mirrored effect of the clouds — amazed me actually. So appreciate your loving wishes ~ have not been back to the beach in some time, unfortunately… trying to tame this body that has a mind of its own and has been acting our with increased pain limiting my activity a lot. I love the image of the soothing sea churning around my toes though — so incentive to heal up and get back there! ~ Much Love to you ~ RL

      July 11, 2012 at 2:58 PM

  18. breathtaking poetry — in picture and in words!

    July 30, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    • Neil…thank you so much! I truly appreciate ~ and welcome you here to my ‘heeling lens’ ~ Happy you enjoyed 🙂

      July 30, 2012 at 1:47 PM

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