Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression

Dream Harvest

These dreams I have planted
Deep under the sand;

I tenderly nurture
With kind faithful hands.

Sown with seeds of my heart,
Drenched with tears from above;

I await the great harvest:
Manifest Dreams
Grown of

©Robyn Lee

91 responses

  1. Wow!!!

    August 27, 2012 at 11:44 PM

    • Thank you boomie ~~ Reflecting on those dreams I planted back in June when I took this shot – and with MRI on Wednesday – thought this one was for now 🙂 Much Love dear one ~ R

      August 28, 2012 at 1:56 AM

  2. I like particularly ” tenderly nurture with kind faithful hands.” it reminds me that it is a gentle loving gift and that that is how we need to treat one another. Pleasant dreams,Robyn.

    August 28, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    • I agree Jane, the intention of kindness in all that we do is paramount. Imagine what the world would be like if everyone’s mantra was to approach life with a kind heart… and it’s especially true for how we treat “self” — as that is the mirror for everything outside of us. You too — pleasant dreams Jane! x

      August 28, 2012 at 1:58 AM

  3. You are so amazing the way you match the words with the images so perfectly. It’s gobsmacking!

    August 28, 2012 at 12:25 AM

    • I actually had to look up this ‘gobsmacking’ expression as I’d not heard it here… so cool to learn — I may actually start to use it now 🙂 Love u Julie ~ Thank you dear friend!!

      August 28, 2012 at 1:59 AM

  4. Robyn! you are the Queen of matching words with images! This is stunning picture and beautiful poem. “Sown with seeds of my heart”… awww 🙂

    August 28, 2012 at 12:38 AM

    • Yay Poojy — Love to be Queen of Anything these days 🙂 Brought me a smile to see your comment – and I’m so glad you enjoyed my effort at ‘gardening’ dreams! — photo was taken a few months back – and now it’s time to reap my harvest — I’m a-waiting 🙂 Much Love dear one!! xo

      August 28, 2012 at 2:00 AM

  5. goes deep into a heart. touching poem

    August 28, 2012 at 1:00 AM

    • Very happy you enjoyed nightlake — wrote it a few months back when I “planted these seeds of my heart” 😉 . Hopefully Harvest is near ready to deliver ~ Sendng you warm thoughts dear one !! ~R

      August 28, 2012 at 2:01 AM

  6. ~Lady Day

    ah the shadow Robyn appears again…you look lovely and so are your words dear..just feel the wind whipping across this scene and through the words..gorgeous.

    August 28, 2012 at 1:19 AM

    • Thank you Lady Day — I shot this shadow portrait in June – and wrote up the little poem back then — timing felt right to post now — seems perhaps the harvest is due …. 😉 So glad you enjoyed beautiful friend! ~R

      August 28, 2012 at 2:03 AM

  7. yazrooney

    Wow, the poem really got me. So lovely together with the photo.

    August 28, 2012 at 2:27 AM

    • Thank you so much Yaz ~ means a lot, and so happy enjoyed!! Much Love~R

      August 28, 2012 at 11:18 AM

  8. Very much Lovely _ Wonderful !

    August 28, 2012 at 2:32 AM

    • Very much thankful for your thoughtful comment too!! Sending good thoughts!! ~ R

      August 28, 2012 at 11:20 AM

  9. victoriaaphotography

    Beautiful verse to match a lovely photo. Have to agree with Poojycat on you being the ‘Queen of matching Words with Photos’ bit.

    August 28, 2012 at 3:18 AM

    • Thanks lots Victoria — So excited to be crowned Queen of something ~ 🙂 Sending hugs ~R

      August 28, 2012 at 11:22 AM

  10. Chris

    One day those seeds you have planted will spring to life and they will grow and grow and grow until all those manifested dreams are fulfilled, then the flowers will sway gently watching over you, guiding you for all of eternity.
    I hope you are bearing up today Robyn.x

    August 28, 2012 at 4:54 AM

    • That is absolutely beautiful Chris. And thank you for your kind vision! I know you too have done some planting — so will be sure to visit your fields for some extra nurturing there too 🙂 Hanging in – off to NYC tomorrow which will be a challenging day with travel. Will keep you posted dear one ~ Much Love, R

      August 28, 2012 at 11:28 AM

  11. Medical week this week you say… My thoughts and prayers go with you… these words are magnificent and I have saved them in my special file … so that I can go back and read them at my will… the photo… beautiful, magnificent and fit so with the words…. but tell me how did you get the horizon to curve like that…??

    August 28, 2012 at 5:14 AM

    • Thank you so much bulldog! I am touched you found these words meaningful. I thought maybe a bit corny — but hey – I am a bit “corny” –and maybe you too: ) It’s all good! Also glad you liked my shadow pose in the beach grass fields ~ A few months old now — but I was planting those seeds back then — Just takes a bit to get everything ready for the harvest -you know? 🙂 Ok – the horizon — If I recall I just used the wide angle lens for this — and I was standing up over the wood rail elevated …looking down at the fields where my shadow was cast – so it took on this curvature. Sort of cool for a surreal type effect I thought! Much Love dear one !! ~ RL

      August 28, 2012 at 1:31 PM

      • Words mean different things to different people… and yours just mean something to me… don’t know why, but they do.. and definitely not corny…
        I will have to try that wide angle trick… only problem my camera has no interchangeable lens… but does have a wide angle feature… I just loved that effect…

        August 28, 2012 at 1:54 PM

      • So happy you don’t think they are too corny – and they resonate with you. I’m sure we are related in a some past life or something 🙂 Do feel like I know you pretty well (considering) …. 🙂 BTW – I was not ‘sitting’ in that photo (was in another I took that day) was standing – but looking down quite a ways… and so angled the camera down with the wide-angle lens. You may get the same effect with your setting on wide-angle. My camera lenses are not fancy and fit right over my i phone! They were accessory purchases. So glad you liked it bd!! xo

        August 28, 2012 at 2:57 PM

  12. Kathy

    Your words feel gentle and healing,

    August 28, 2012 at 6:49 AM

    • Aww, thank you Kathy — yes, very much how I was feeling as I wrote them! xo M

      August 28, 2012 at 1:33 PM

  13. Dearest Robyn, I most especially loved the wisdom and beauty of “Sown with seeds of my heart, Drenched with tears from above;”…if we plant seeds but they are not in the fertile ground of True Heart Love, they could not grow….a good Gardener, such as you understand that the “conditions of the soil” or the Nature of the Heart that holds the seeds, has so much in determining what will grow. You exemplify in this poem and others that the true Nature of Heart is God,, Pure Love….this a wisdom that you know and live, the Action of living it turns the soil…allows the growth of the Manifestation….tears of Mercy, Grace and Gratitude weep from Above. Your poem is so rich with beauty. Thank you for the offering of it and of your beautiful self! Love you, dear Friend, Linda

    August 28, 2012 at 6:51 AM

    • Oh Linda ~ So loved your analogy to the “good gardner” and what allows those dreams to grow! I’ve never been a star gardner here on earth- but I’m hoping in the spiritual realm I can be a master some day. I am so grateful for your lovely comment today — very rich in meaning and spirit – and appreciated every word spoken with such clear intent and love. Blessings and Love for you always Linda!! ~Robyn

      August 28, 2012 at 2:16 PM

  14. “Sown with seeds of my heart,
    Drenched with tears from above” .. That is tender love .. These are healing words … Wonderful Robyn …

    August 28, 2012 at 8:12 AM

    • Thank you dear Tarek. I appreciate your loving comment ~ I did this planting a few months back when I captured this shadow of me in the greases — so still waiting on the harvest, but hopeful. 🙂 I do hope you are finding comfort and joy in your days. We are downloading ‘Cinderella Man’ and hope to watch this weekend. Have not enjoyed a movie in ages – but inspired by your post. Sending good thoughts your way my friend ~ Robyn

      August 28, 2012 at 2:22 PM

  15. .. and so you shall reap… a very unusual photo Robyn .. I like it :). Hope your prayers come true!

    August 28, 2012 at 8:22 AM

    • Thank you Paula — yes I have done a series of these “shadow’ posts ~ Fun and therapeutic in many ways. They are mostly all under the ‘pain shadow series’ menu at top. So happy you enjoyed, and much gratitude for your warm wishes dear friend!! ~ much Love, R

      August 28, 2012 at 2:24 PM

      • 🙂 Keep it up Robyn *hugs*

        August 28, 2012 at 2:26 PM

  16. So globe-like…a pasture for your shadow…hopefully a foreshadowing of a harvest for all the seeds of hope you have planted…xoxmeryl

    August 28, 2012 at 8:33 AM

    • Thank you so much Meryl – yes it did feel like a soothing pasture for my shadow that day, and love the concept of the ‘foreshadow’ of the Great Harvest!! Such a lovely thoughtful comment ~ xxoo

      August 28, 2012 at 2:59 PM

  17. That poem is beautiful and very inspirational. I also love the photo with your shadow.

    August 28, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    • So glad you enjoyed it Renee. I worried it may sound a bit corny — but that is what came to me so I went with it. Happy you liked the shadow shot too! Sending lots of love ~Robyn

      August 28, 2012 at 3:01 PM

  18. Beautiful! It is so apparent your heart is full of love Robyn. XO Robyn

    August 28, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    • Oh Robyn, that is so kind and I’m touched by your comment today. Thank you dear friend ~ RL

      August 28, 2012 at 3:01 PM

  19. All wonderful “healing lens ” wishes to You >>>><<<< xo
    sent you a little message – email ……..
    Glorious Glorious poem ………………swirls or dreams in image ………poem like a prayer ………
    incredible ……………….
    sending you all my heart xo

    August 28, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    • Thank you so much Cat… just wrote you over at ‘your place’ — Very happy you enjoyed this…. yes – flavor of dream and prayer all swirled into one.
      A look through the healing lens is always a wonderful thing!! Sending you lots of love back today dear one ~ Robynxo

      August 28, 2012 at 3:04 PM

      • booooomerang love right back at you —– 🙂
        a beautifulll night to you and Fam ………..
        burning a lavender Candle …..ok – now i am obsessed with lavender —– the most soothing scent ever xoxoxoxoxoxo C

        August 28, 2012 at 6:41 PM

  20. Robyn, there is this quandry of what to say each time I visit because each time I visit I find your latest artistry (incredible imagery through the blending of outstanding photographs and beautiful and moving words) convey so perfectly how you are thinking and feeling. Of course a gift my friend but that you share so wonderfully with your friends, a gift to us, Much love to you this day Robyn, take care of you, Penny xx

    August 28, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    • Thank you Penny ~ that is ever so thoughtful of you to say. Perhaps because my ‘art’ is often really just ‘my therapy’ it reaches some in a very personal way and conveys my heart strongly?! Just a guess, as it’s still fairly new for me to even consider myself an ‘artist’. The creative play has been so wonderful for me though – and I am so blessed to have such loving friends here (like you) who support me. Sending much Love back your way — xxooo Robyn

      August 28, 2012 at 3:07 PM

      • You guess very well Robyn. Yes you do portray what’s in your heart, strong and true and beautiful. Much love back my friend, xxoo Penny

        August 28, 2012 at 4:26 PM

  21. Robyn,

    Just tweeted this beautiful, beautiful post- and found you on Twitter- another connection for us.


    August 28, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    • Oh wow Tom — that was so lovely of you. I am just getting acquainted with ‘Twitter’ — but absolutely — more connections for us to be grateful for — Thank you dear friend — so much appreciate!! ~ much Love, R

      August 28, 2012 at 3:09 PM

  22. What a magical post. It looks as though your shadow is emerging right up from the fields. While you are patiently waiting for your dream harvest to arrive, you may enjoy the post I published today which has a very similar theme to yours at http://boldbeautyfulyoungrestless.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/a-gods-wink-moment/
    May all your dreams come true ~ A

    August 28, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    • Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment today boldbeatutyyoungrestless! I did take a visit over to your blog earlier, and what an inspiring story that was. Enjoyed your poem a lot, and very in line with how I like to approach stressful events. Thank you so much for sharing it. Blessings and Love your way ~ Robyn

      August 28, 2012 at 3:15 PM

  23. Pawan Hira

    Serene. Experiencing life.
    I was hooked by your words in a comment, “the intention of kindness in all that we do is paramount.”
    You really capture lively shades of life, Robyn. Touching.

    August 28, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    • Thank you so much Pawan yes I do always try to remember it’s all about “intention” – thoroughly believe this. Lively shades of life — I like that 🙂 & think you also do this in your work ~ Blessings to you and have a lovely evening !! x

      August 28, 2012 at 9:28 PM

  24. Nikunj

    The seeds of dreams
    Drenched in the karmic sweat beads
    Flirt with the sands of time
    Each heartbeat a salvation
    Each sigh a new beginning
    Each day a promise of cornucopia …..

    August 28, 2012 at 11:24 PM

    • You are such a prolific writer Nika ~ beautiful this is! Each day does offer that promise of possibility doesn’t it? Thank you for always amazing me with your poetic commentary! I was surprised you did not have something prolific to add re: the post I did prior to this one (The Finale)… though I may have been pretty comprehensive there …. check it out if you missed it though ~ know you will enjoy 🙂 ~ Have a lovely evening, and thank you again!! ~R

      August 28, 2012 at 11:32 PM

      • Nikunj

        Lemme check it out , I was away from blogging and reading for last few days owing to work …. Apart from that I am keen to learn as much as possible from your work…:):):):):):):

        August 29, 2012 at 9:58 AM

  25. Love it! 🙂

    August 28, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    • So happy to know thelastsongiheard!! Thank you!!!

      August 28, 2012 at 11:31 PM

  26. une bien belle lumiere

    August 29, 2012 at 12:39 AM

    • Thank you so much kenkiz! Appreciate your thoughtful words which I just learned mean “a very beautiful light” in French — very touched 🙂 ~Robyn

      August 29, 2012 at 9:26 AM

  27. What a beautiful photo and writing!

    August 29, 2012 at 1:51 AM

    • Thank you so much sliving ~ Very appreciative of your wonderful comment, and so happy you enjoyed the post!! Welcome here too!! 🙂 ~Robyn

      August 29, 2012 at 9:08 AM

  28. Oh Robyn,….so…so…so….beautiful! The image and your words….gentle, loving, ethereal….perfection dearest friend. I absolutely love love love this!! Each time you continue to amaze and inspire me with your gift, and I am grateful you share it with all of us!! Sending so so much love to you and best wishes for tomorrow….you will be in my thoughts and prayers even moreso!! ♥♥♥♥ !!!

    August 29, 2012 at 3:16 AM

    • I’m so glad you liked it Christina!! I thought maybe a little “cheesy” for some ~ but I am that way, so trying not to worry too much about showing my true colors 🙂 Haven’t posted a’ shadow’ in a while, and this shot was beginning of summer when I really was ‘planting’ those seeds… and now a new season is upon us. Thank you for your loving wishes today and always ~ Should be a big day (on top of it all I developed a problem with my eye, cyst under the top lid- ick/ouch ) a few days ago – so just another thing… life is never dull is it?! Have a wonderful day my friend – Sending you much Love xxoo Robyn

      August 29, 2012 at 9:16 AM

  29. Seb

    From small things big things grow.

    August 29, 2012 at 6:37 AM

    • Love that concept Seb, Thank you — and agree….especially if we nurture them! Much Love to you ~ Have a wonderful day ~ RL

      August 29, 2012 at 9:10 AM

  30. So beautiful the image of tears drenching your garden. I wonder what you are planting within yourself, that needs so much nurturing? and whatever is in the depths of you, Robyn, I hope that the love you have found as you continue to allow the seeds to grow, blossoms your dreams into a reality that is wonderful for you. Blessings, Erin

    August 29, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    • I did envision tears from above — from the Divine — drenching my beloved garden… so much nurturing yes – do need!! 🙂 Truly appreciate your sweet loving wishes Erin … and may your gardens also continue to bloom and grow – filling your harvest with all of life’s richest blessings ~ Much Love Always, R

      August 29, 2012 at 11:12 PM

  31. I wish I could express like you do.

    August 29, 2012 at 9:30 PM

    • We crossed Resa ~ I just wrote you this second on your post – and told you what a beautiful expression your post was – Love and Hugs dear friend xo

      August 29, 2012 at 9:32 PM

      • Interesting … our timing. Hugs xo

        August 29, 2012 at 9:36 PM

      • Yes – wasn’t here all day – and just checked the reader and your post was at the top so checked in – and then saw the notification here – and then read what you said — and was a bit in awe of the timing and wording! Please hang in — so hard – deep breaths … xxoo thinking of you ~

        August 29, 2012 at 9:39 PM

      • Love!!!!!!!!!

        August 29, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    • 😉 xo

      September 1, 2012 at 8:51 PM

  32. Just nominated you for a Liebster award – the rules for accepting are back at my place. I hope you accept 😀

    August 30, 2012 at 3:53 AM

    • So flattered by your nomination poojycat! Thank you dear soul ~ and congratulations to you…much deserved as I’ve b been so enchanted with your blog as of late ! 🙂 xo

      August 30, 2012 at 10:49 AM

      • 🙂

        August 30, 2012 at 2:17 PM

  33. yazrooney

    Hi Nominees! I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award on the basis that I love reading (and looking at) what you have to say. I look beyond your words and try to see more of you than you give away so I can feel a stronger bond in the spirit. Thank you for sharing your journey through life and for giving your readers some serious food for thought. I know that some of you do not accept awards, and some have received the same from others. Please receive it in the heart, if not through the usual channels! Best wishes always, Yaz.
    Please go to http://yazrooney.wordpress.com/ to claim your award!

    August 30, 2012 at 6:27 AM

    • Thank you so much Yaz… very touched and honored by your nomination. I am definitely receiving your loving energy in my heart — and sending same to you my friend ~ Much Love, Robyn

      September 1, 2012 at 8:51 PM

  34. Breathtaking. The green is very healing and gorgeous. Love the whole of this photo; how it comes together in such beauty. Poem suits the photo well, and is, as always thought-provoking and lovely. Hugs to you sea sister. I’ve been super busy, but think of you and send you well wishes through the day. 🙂

    August 30, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    • Thank you so much dear Sam.. Glad you found this healing… always my intention (in one way or another ;)) Hugs back to you s.s. — hope all is well in a busy kind of way ~ think of you always too! xxoo

      September 1, 2012 at 8:46 PM

  35. Julie Catherine

    I love your shadow poetry and photographs, and this is a lovely pairing. ~ Love always, Julie xox

    August 31, 2012 at 1:09 AM

    • Thank you kindly dear Julie ~ I am so glad you enjoyed… been a while for a shadow post and thought end of season was a good time for this xo Much Love to you, and hoping you had a wonderful time with your sisters visit 😉

      September 1, 2012 at 8:44 PM

  36. drsuraiyanasim


    September 1, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    • Thank you so much drsuraiyanasim! So glad you enjoyed 🙂

      September 1, 2012 at 8:43 PM

  37. Your words are always so healing, I just love reading them! 🙂

    September 1, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    • Oh Angel – what a wonderful comment to receive. I do the work mostly for self-healing ~ though if others can reap this benefit too … I am ever so delighted. Love to you my friend ~ xo R

      September 1, 2012 at 7:43 PM

  38. Awesome!

    September 1, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    • Thank you dear George! So happy you enjoyed 🙂

      September 1, 2012 at 7:42 PM

  39. What a beautiful foto, and even lovelier words….From the shape to your shadow….wow

    September 11, 2012 at 5:52 AM

    • Thank you so much David. This was actually one I’d done before the summer set in, but posted it at the end of the season. Still awaiting the ‘great harvest’ xxoo

      September 11, 2012 at 9:13 PM

  40. Magical 🙂

    December 26, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    • Thank you soooo much ~ means a lot — and glad you enjoyed the magic here 🙂 ~ RL

      December 27, 2012 at 12:39 AM

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