Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression

Crystal Ball II~Dusk

Crystal ball glows
Purple
Red

Summons us, with
No words
Said.

  Quartz
Induced blurred
Trance-like
State;

We float past
Oak trees
Etched in
Fate.

 Jagged Rocks,
Our
Touchstones
Pure;

 Mud
Beneath
Earth’s anchored
Floor.

Indigo water,
Specter of
Light;

 Bath of
Rapture:
Consecrates
Night.

~~~
©Robyn Lee

69 responses

  1. Your words and photos astound me… the words such meaning and the photo… well what can I say, most unusual, so different.. no follow my lead for you, just I will lead and you can follow… beautiful….

    July 25, 2012 at 11:57 PM

  2. Thank you so much bulldogstruf! I am very inspired by these spherical photos as they let me truly escape into my ‘crystal ball’ which is great fun!! This is another breed of photography… somewhat abstract and artsy. Truly I never thought I’d use this fisheye lens because of the induced distortion- but now I’m loving the concept of crystal ball fantasy pieces 🙂 So glad you enjoyed with my poetry too– though must add that your photography is world-class my friend, and can see why National Geographic scooped your work up!! ~ much love, R

    July 26, 2012 at 12:06 AM

  3. beautiful words, Robyn. How are you doing today? Sending friendly wishes and warmth your way.

    July 26, 2012 at 12:15 AM

    • Thanks so much nightlake. Glad you enjoyed! I’m ok tonight relative to how things have been for me lately. Do appreciate your warm wishes and sending same right back your way friend! ~ 🙂

      July 26, 2012 at 12:17 AM

  4. Both are gorgeous, Robyn. Downright beautiful. I love the fisheye! 🙂

    July 26, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    • Well thanks so much George! That means a lot. I do appreciate your input as I just visited ‘your place’ and what a talented woman you are!! Very happy to see you here ~ sending good thoughts your way 🙂

      July 26, 2012 at 12:25 AM

      • Thanks, Robyn. I appreciate that! 🙂

        July 26, 2012 at 12:32 AM

  5. ~Lady Day

    Wildly adore this Robyn…picture word comination where I cannot pick my favourite..I love them both. hope you are surviving as best you can love. You are in my thoughts, and quite frankly, my prayers too. xo

    July 26, 2012 at 12:33 AM

    • oooo – so glad LD — excited you like it — thought about you when I worked on it 🙂 Photo is an older one I never expected to use – but now with my crystal ball series, I thought perfect and inspired the poem quite naturally!! I’m hanging in ~ ready for more investigative studies – ick – but know how much I appreciate your good thoughts and prayers my way ~ Sending much Love your way! RL

      July 26, 2012 at 12:38 AM

      • ~Lady Day

        well, that you thought of me as you wrote this is a tender honour, wow, and you never expected to use this? lol You have got to pull more rejected pictures out of your arsenal…i love it like crazy:) And your love, open arms recieve it. Thank you. Hope that those studies go well and don’t cause you more pain. Healing thoughts your ways..always.

        July 26, 2012 at 12:57 AM

    • So glad to hear that you liked so much. Yes – for some reason you popped in my head with this one 🙂 Yes – will have to explore more rejected pictures… now that i”m getting a little more brave here …. guess I feel it’s safe to go outside the box a bit which is great… Appreciate all your good wishes my way — will be a bit before we hear from my surgeon in California ~ he’s a ‘rock star’ – but hopefully we will get this sorted out and I’ll get past some of this rough stuff…. more love and peace your way friend ~RL

      July 26, 2012 at 1:27 AM

  6. Wow! i can’t tell you how much i love the poem and the photo!!

    July 26, 2012 at 12:34 AM

    • Really Buck?! that is so wonderful to hear…. I enjoyed creating this combo too — so happy you delighted in it!! 🙂

      July 26, 2012 at 12:40 AM

  7. Astounding post in every way – wow!

    July 26, 2012 at 12:38 AM

  8. Thank you Julie… you get all the credit for my poetry career 🙂 Sending Love to you xxoo

    July 26, 2012 at 12:41 AM

  9. Love love love the crystal ball photos! And your poem…so beautiful…I’m just really speechless. I’m always so inspired after visiting you! And I have to agree with Lady Day if this was originally a rejected photo…share the rest!! 😀 I hope and pray that your tests go well sweet friend! Sending love, hugs, and many many blessings to you <3!!!

    July 26, 2012 at 1:15 AM

    • Wow Christina… that is so wonderful to hear. I am glad this crystal ball series is fun for everyone (not just me)??! 🙂 I guess we all need to be “taken away” once in a while. Thank you for all your warm good wishes Christina. You are a gem ~ Blessings & Love to you ~RL

      July 26, 2012 at 10:13 AM

      • Robyn…you always make my day brighter and never fail to make me smile! As for being taken away…I’m ready!! 😀 Love, Hugs, and Blessings to you sweet friend! ~

        July 27, 2012 at 2:20 AM

  10. victoriaaphotography

    Wow !
    (I’m almost speechless – wonderful words & amazing image).

    July 26, 2012 at 1:22 AM

  11. I too love your crystal ball…never have used a fisheye…quite effective here..and particularly like “earths anchored floor.” A wonderful escape for me now sleepless…great post!

    July 26, 2012 at 1:50 AM

    • Thank you Meryl. Interesting about the fisheye. I have not done much studying up on it as far as its appropriate uses in photography, but since both my cameras have this feature, I’d played with it a while back thinking it was interesting but too distorted for the most part. I’m going to do more research though – and for now – it’s my crystal ball behind the lens. So glad you enjoyed and hope the image and verse helped lull you to sleep ~ I also was up in the wee hours but shut down the computer right around your post time xxoo

      July 26, 2012 at 10:17 AM

  12. Beautiful!! The image is absolutely stunning, the colors…perspective…WOW! And your poem is amazing as well. Kudos 🙂
    I found this article, and I think you might like it…
    http://ezinearticles.com/?Chronic-Lyme-Disease—Metaphysical-and-Spiritual-Aspects&id=3056426&fb_source=message
    Sending love and light 🙂

    July 26, 2012 at 2:38 AM

    • Thank you, thank you Michelle. So great to see you here and read your wonderful comment. I am thrilled you enjoyed. Also thank you for this article… I just skimmed it, but will read it in its entirely in a bit. Looks very interesting. Hope you are doing ok over there…. Sending you lots of love and light right back ~ 🙂 RL

      July 26, 2012 at 10:24 AM

  13. Amazing! All wondrous, word, feeling, image and the mystical journey of this stunning poem. I love it. Linda

    July 26, 2012 at 3:22 AM

    • So thrilled to hear that Linda! Thank you so much. Yes – the mystical journey… that is where I was taken with this piece. Much appreciate your comment here ~ much love to you, Robyn

      July 26, 2012 at 10:29 AM

  14. this is wonderful robyn – love it

    July 26, 2012 at 3:33 AM

    • Oh Wendy – thank you so much ~ so happy you liked this~ Sending Love ~Robyn 🙂

      July 26, 2012 at 10:30 AM

  15. Ah, yes, Robyn, I need say nothing more!

    July 26, 2012 at 4:36 AM

    • Ah yes Penny – got your good vibes here ~ so thank you sooo much ~ and thrilled you enjoyed this! xo

      July 26, 2012 at 10:32 AM

  16. Chris

    What a stunning poem Robyn and the photo is somewhat hypnotising, I found myself staring at it for ages in a trance like state, beautiful.x

    July 26, 2012 at 4:40 AM

    • Chris… and I bet you didn’t know I had the power to hypnotize you all the way from here to England did you? ! LOL! 🙂 Thank you sooo much! I am very happy you enjoyed the poem and image so much ~ means a lot dear friend xo

      July 26, 2012 at 10:35 AM

      • Chris

        Ha ha ha ha, I didn;t have a clue but if you have the power to do that then you have the power to get better, I hope you’ve been bearing up recently and you are not in too much pain, you are in my thoughts. Take care Robyn.x

        July 26, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    • I got a good chuckle out of your post this am – thinking the same…if we could just hypnotize our hip joints we’d be all set!!! I am rolling out my adductor muscles on a basketball as I type this – pain has been at new heights 😦 Will keep working on the healing powers – you too my friend xo

      July 26, 2012 at 12:47 PM

      • Chris

        Lol, yes if we could only do that it would be perfect. You keep working on those adductor muscles and make sure they are doing as they are told instead of answering you back all the time. I have another physio apt tomorrow afternoon and hoping I’ll be given more exercises to do, there has been no change as of yet but on a positive note there has been no flare up either so I’m trying to keep that in mind. I’m so sorry your pain as been at new heights, you stay strong and we WILL become pain free. Did you say you were going for another MRI to see if there was ongoing damage to your joints, if so when? I really hope it is just muscular and no more operations are needed, my thoughts are always with you Robyn.x

        July 26, 2012 at 2:30 PM

  17. Kathy

    LOVE the crystal ball and amazing words!

    July 26, 2012 at 5:34 AM

    • Thank you kindly dear Kathy! I am glad you enjoyed 🙂 xo

      July 26, 2012 at 10:37 AM

  18. Pawan Hira

    In a crystal ball of life, you captured the essence. Beautiful, Robyn. The imagery is breathing.

    July 26, 2012 at 8:04 AM

    • Beautiful comment dear Pawan… yes – very much can be the ‘crystal ball of life’ if we allow it to. I am so happy the post moved you ~ much love…

      July 26, 2012 at 10:39 AM

      • Pawan Hira

        Much love to you, Flying Robyn. 🙂

        July 26, 2012 at 2:16 PM

  19. You really made that photo come to life with your words…..I was drawn into the magical imagery you so artfully conveyed….superb, my friend….
    Celeste xoxoxo

    July 26, 2012 at 8:29 AM

    • Thank you dear Celeste! I think you may be right here…as when I shot this, I was not doing my own writing yet here on my blog, and was not keen on posting the image as a feature, yet when I revisited it recently and was inspired to write my own poetic verse, I felt as though the image did come ‘to life’!! Such an amazing thing to experience. So happy you enjoyed it too ~ means a lot. Sending lots of love your way today ~ Robyn xo

      July 26, 2012 at 11:01 AM

  20. Robyn that photo is amazing. I love the colors and the round shape. Your poem really makes me think.

    July 26, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    • Thanks so much Renee… I know you share a love of the mystical with me 🙂 Will never forget our ouija board adventures when I was a little girl!! It’s all fun. Hope the poem took you someplace nice ~ much love xo

      July 26, 2012 at 11:03 AM

  21. Julie Catherine

    Ooooh, Robyn, your poem is absolutely exquisite! The beauty of your words brought tears to my eyes, they are so lovely … I absolutely love your photo, as well; awesome! Sending you many positive, healing energies, love and gentle hugs. ~ Love, Julie xoxox

    July 26, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    • Wow – that is so amazing to hear from you Julie… you know how much I admire your poetry – so extra special to know this touched you. Thank you so much – and also thanks for your healing thoughts and hugs — you are a wonderful soul — much love to you ~~ Robynxo

      July 26, 2012 at 2:47 PM

  22. Stunning! Magnificent! Outstanding! Superb! Magical! The words flow so brilliantly to match a fairy-land image… just adored this, and continue to be astonished by your creative endeavors. Yay, Robyn. :)))) sea sister sam

    July 26, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    • Thanks you dear sea sister Sam 🙂 You had lots of great adjectives for me too today — love them much from you 🙂 Even more – so thrilled you were excited by the poem and photo ~ So much fun to take these mini excursions inside the crystal ball—will invite you to come next time too, as I know you will enjoy as much as I ~~ sending lots of love and hope you are doing well this Thursday evening ! xo 🙂

      July 26, 2012 at 11:31 PM

      • 🙂 Yes, I did….you deserved them.. I just posted one that is full of angst…. 🙂

        July 26, 2012 at 11:33 PM

      • Oh no…coming right over!

        July 26, 2012 at 11:36 PM

  23. “Summons us”, Hmmm. Does the ball reveal our future or draw us to the one it has planned?

    July 26, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    • Ahhh… very insightful Carl. I think it this case the ball knew Robyn needed an ‘excursion’ and drew her in for her own good 🙂 So glad this crystal thing looks after me ~ Hope you are doing well tonight friend!~ ~R

      July 26, 2012 at 11:35 PM

  24. magical!

    July 26, 2012 at 11:25 PM

    • Thank you Stacy!! That is wonderful to hear from you ~ 🙂

      July 26, 2012 at 11:35 PM

  25. you seem to be delving into the surrealistic zone here Robyn with the colors, words, perspective and emotions …. very moving, truly magical and inspiring indeed …. wishing you well my friend ~ 🙂

    July 27, 2012 at 3:47 AM

    • Thank you Jim… yes this one did take me a bit into surreal. Was great fun ~ so glad you enjoyed it too 🙂

      July 27, 2012 at 10:41 AM

  26. Just too marvelous – the poem and the pictures! Thanks a lot.

    July 27, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    • Thank you dillip! Never too marvelous 🙂 ~ glad you enjoyed it!

      July 27, 2012 at 12:36 PM

  27. Jueseppi B.

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    More earthly beauty from the beautiful Ms. Robyn Lee.

    July 28, 2012 at 12:23 PM

  28. Beautiful photography Robyn. If you are a match for our collective, we would love to publish some of your photos, this and/or others. It would also feature a blurb about you and the photo(s), and a link back here to send our readers your way. We would welcome a submission from you! http://brokenlightcollective.wordpress.com Feel well.

    July 28, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    • Thank you so very much for this wonderful invitation. I will certainly take a look at your submission criterion, and would be honored if you would like to feature any of my photos/poems in your collective. Certainly feel free to contract me if you have any specific photos/post that are most appropriate or favorites. Best to you always ~ Robyn

      July 28, 2012 at 10:00 PM

      • Hi Robyn, I haven’t been able to really go through your site as I wanted, but between this and the few I have seen so far, you are very talented and could submit anything that feels right. We’d love to feature you. Submission info is on the site or e-mail me with any questions. Feel free to submit several at a time. One short bio is fine and then a little paragraph for each photo. Looking forward to sharing your work.

        August 15, 2012 at 3:59 PM

  29. Beautiful colours and a serene, atmospheric tone evoked by both image and words. Lovely work 🙂

    July 30, 2012 at 5:38 AM

    • Thank you kindly friend! So glad you enjoyed 🙂

      July 30, 2012 at 11:34 AM

  30. Simply beautiful!

    August 2, 2012 at 12:59 AM

    • Thank you so much George — touched to know you enjoyed ~ RL

      August 2, 2012 at 1:13 AM

  31. Absolutely beautiful, Robyn. Blessings, Erin

    August 9, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    • Thanks so much dear Erin!! xo

      August 9, 2012 at 5:22 PM

  32. Reblogged this on Spiritual challenges .

    July 3, 2013 at 2:41 AM

    • Thank you so much Maxima. I am honored you enjoyed and reblogged this…one of my early poetic posts!! 🙂

      July 3, 2013 at 3:45 PM

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