Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression

Pier Anticipation

I
will
wait
for you
there
~
On
the
wooden
planked
pier
~
Where it’s
honest
and
free
~
Just
the sea,
you and
me.
~
I’ll
arrive
before
you
~
Set a
blanket
for
two;
~
You
can
bring the
chilled
wine
~
And
unlimited
time.
~
We’ll
watch
day
turn to
night
~
Velvet
skies
glow
moonlight;
~
 Inhale
misted
salt
air
~
Close
our
eyes:
~
Disappear.
~~~
©Robyn Lee

114 responses

  1. Beautiful… – the words – and loved the effect of the roundness of the planet- just amazing

    October 18, 2012 at 12:28 AM

    • Thank you so much Valerie! So glad you enjoyed ~ a little bit of fun and fantasy tonight… and the ’rounded planet’ effect I think added to the mood I was after! Sending Love ~ RL

      October 18, 2012 at 12:37 AM

  2. Jaz

    I swear I have been on that pier before LOL

    October 18, 2012 at 12:29 AM

    • LOL ~ well meet me anytime Jaz – it’s an awesome pier 🙂 Right around the corner from my place too. So nice to see you! x

      October 18, 2012 at 12:50 AM

      • Jaz

        Nice!

        October 18, 2012 at 1:22 AM

  3. ~Lady Day

    Like you read my mind. Perfect. X

    October 18, 2012 at 12:31 AM

    • Really LD? Thank you dear one. How great is that? – I will wait for you too then!! 🙂 xo

      October 18, 2012 at 12:38 AM

  4. Another master piece…. and a brilliant photo… I love that curve effect you get… what wine do you prefer?????

    October 18, 2012 at 12:33 AM

    • Thank you so much bulldog ~ pleased you enjoyed! Think this was the wide angle lens… I liked the ‘otherworldly’ quality for this one 🙂 Wine… oh I’m really easygoing ~ as long as we have cool crystal glasses and it’s on the dry side… and maybe a few grapes? – I’m a a happy camper:) xo

      October 18, 2012 at 12:41 AM

  5. Wow…the depths of the unexplored world…hi Robyn!!:)

    October 18, 2012 at 12:48 AM

    • Hi there Jane! Like that 🙂 — yes there is always that mystery which is unexplored, even at this stage of life isn’t there?! So happy you enjoyed! x~RL

      October 18, 2012 at 12:52 AM

  6. NIce. I want to be there now. (And with that said, i am going to re-read your poem and be transported.

    Aloha,

    Doug

    October 18, 2012 at 1:06 AM

    • Thank you Doug! ~ yes – be transported!!! It’s lovely to see you and so thrilled you enjoyed! ~ Aloha (think that means I want to be transported to your land of wonder too!) Warm wishes your way ~RL

      October 18, 2012 at 1:19 AM

  7. Pawan Hira

    A moment to relax in peace and love.Such a beautiful day it would be!
    You sweetly captured the beauty. Blessings and love, Robyn. 🙂

    October 18, 2012 at 1:08 AM

    • Pawan Hira

      I totally love the photo. Bluey affair with a poised pier. You are an amazing photographer. 🙂

      October 18, 2012 at 1:16 AM

      • Such a wonderful compliment Pawan – thank you. I’m truly a novice at this — but there is magic that occurs while gazing through that lens – I tell you!! :)Thank you so much dear friend. So happy you enjoyed the moment ~ Sending Love and Light ~R

        October 18, 2012 at 1:22 AM

      • Pawan Hira

        Aah! Your photos and your poetry merge with ease.
        Keep feeding your soul with this creativity. You are great at what you do. Love. 🙂

        October 18, 2012 at 1:27 AM

      • 😉 thank you dear Pawan ~ always appreciate your loving words!

        October 18, 2012 at 11:14 AM

  8. I really enjoyed reading it! As always fantastic, warm and touching words combined with beautiful photo. Thank you Robyn 🙂

    October 18, 2012 at 1:47 AM

    • Thank you sweet Poojy! I have you in heart — and hoping your spirits are strong. Very happy this touched you today …. Sending much love ~ xo R

      October 18, 2012 at 11:15 AM

      • aww, so nice of you and lifting my soul as well. Lovely Robyn… I see how strong you are with your own problems and it makes me feel so calm… because being strong is possible. So thank you for showing me that… xxo

        October 18, 2012 at 1:05 PM

  9. amazing words

    October 18, 2012 at 2:15 AM

    • oh thank you so much nightlake.. so pleased you enjoyed today~ xR

      October 18, 2012 at 11:16 AM

      • How are you doing now, Robyn?

        November 6, 2012 at 9:49 PM

  10. how beautiful to have such lovely time on the pier forgetting everything else…beautiful poem Robyn

    October 18, 2012 at 2:16 AM

    • Yes dear lovely Soma – a much needed sweet escape for me ~ so happy you enjoyed it too! Sending hugs x R

      October 18, 2012 at 11:18 AM

  11. Beautiful rhyming and timing 🙂

    October 18, 2012 at 2:48 AM

    • So happy you enjoyed sakthi! Heartfelt thank you dear one! ~ 🙂 R

      October 18, 2012 at 11:27 AM

      • Felt with pleasure and credit goes to you 🙂

        October 19, 2012 at 12:02 AM

  12. Apart from the lovely simple sentiment, I like the way the short lines and short verses slows down the reading and the thoughts. Languid and coming to a full stop at the end of the pier and the blue horizon. Thanks for this.

    October 18, 2012 at 3:01 AM

    • Paul – so appreciate your thoughtful words. Yes – somehow this style evolved for me (short lines/brief verses). You are the second reader who has commented on the effect it has re: slowing down the pace of thoughts. Perhaps that was my unconscious intention when gravitating to this style some months back… ? Languid is always good for me 😉 Very pleased you enjoyed the ‘whole’ of the post experience today and ultimately arrived at the end of the pier to join me there~ Warm wishes your way ~RL

      October 18, 2012 at 11:33 AM

  13. What stunning words…I can close my eyes and feel the anticipation!!!

    October 18, 2012 at 4:03 AM

    • Oh Lisa … thank you so much for this lovely comment. It is always wonderful to know others can sense the emotion I project into my work. So happy you enjoyed this ! Sending Love ~R

      October 18, 2012 at 11:36 AM

  14. This is fantastic Robyn – fantastic! So full of hope.

    October 18, 2012 at 4:41 AM

    • Thank you Julie my LOVE!! xxoo

      October 18, 2012 at 11:38 AM

  15. I love it, Robyn! The fabulous, precious pattern you have created with the poem…and the beautiful photo…amazing.

    October 18, 2012 at 4:54 AM

    • Esenga ~ so wonderful to know you enjoyed so much!!! Thank you dear one — and always appreciate your lovely feedback ~ Love from the pier, RL

      October 18, 2012 at 11:39 AM

  16. This is just sensational…I don’t have words, just chills…tearing…loving, oh my heart!!!! Thank you Robyn!

    October 18, 2012 at 5:04 AM

    • Oh Linda – just hearing this touched you made my spirit sing…. means so much that my simple verse/image could stir such emotion. Lots of Love from my heart to yours ~ xo RL

      October 18, 2012 at 11:51 AM

  17. Another absolutely brilliant piece, Robyn

    October 18, 2012 at 5:25 AM

    • Alastair – thank you …thank you ~ very flattered by your words, and always appreciate! Sending warm thoughts your way today ~ RL 🙂

      October 18, 2012 at 11:53 AM

  18. I LOVE this post Robyn. The poem is so beautiful. Your words lead the refer right to the pier. Robyn

    October 18, 2012 at 6:43 AM

    • Thank you so much Robyn! They do, don’t they? Another fun and unexpected surprise even for me 🙂 So happy you enjoyed dear friend ~ have glorious day! xo R

      October 18, 2012 at 11:57 AM

  19. nice images! wonderful poetry!

    October 18, 2012 at 6:46 AM

    • Thank you so kindly Virgilio ~ much appreciate your thoughtful comment 🙂 ~ RL

      October 18, 2012 at 12:10 PM

  20. I will be giving a talk next weekend on how grace is like a pier! How grace is Perfecting Imparting Restoring and Equipping. Beautiful! ~D

    October 18, 2012 at 7:33 AM

    • Wow Dan – that is fascinating….. would LOVE to hear this speech — will there be a transcript? The pier as metaphor for Grace… Just beautiful to contemplate that … where is your speech being presented? Will provide link to transcript or video to this here if you think appropriate ~ let me know! Thank you dear friend ~ Robyn

      October 18, 2012 at 12:14 PM

  21. Wonderfully written, paints a perfect picture in my mind.

    October 18, 2012 at 8:02 AM

    • Thanks so much dear Benjamin…. So pleased you enjoyed this. Sending hugs and healing wishes your way ~ from the pier ~ Robyn

      October 18, 2012 at 12:20 PM

  22. I love it 🙂

    October 18, 2012 at 8:28 AM

  23. Reblogged this on ilghepardo and commented:
    Check this lovely poem by Robyn Lee. Simple words, powerful images.

    October 18, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    • Oh Vera — thanks so much for this lovely honor…. so happy this touched you. Much appreciate the reblog dear friend!! ~ Much Love ~Robyn

      October 18, 2012 at 11:08 AM

  24. Lovely ! piers have a special allure for me. Brava. I reblogged this post. Never did it before… thank you, Robyn.

    October 18, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    • Piers… yes – they are rather rich in symbolism aren’t they? Thank you Vera ~ and not to worry on the format thing… it is nothing that you did ~ the reblog feature on WP just seems to do this… and I see you directed your lovely readers here too – so they can see it in original design. You are a gem – love and appreciation ~ RL (as she waits on her pier) 🙂

      October 18, 2012 at 11:11 AM

      • I learn from my mistakes…. next time I am not going to “reblog” but make a page that directs people to what I admire. Best! V.

        October 18, 2012 at 12:53 PM

      • Ahhh… I have thought about that too… Sharing a link to a favorite post may be the solution! Thank you w/love 💓💐

        October 18, 2012 at 12:57 PM

  25. Robyn this is really nice and simple. I love the photo too.

    October 18, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    • Renee, thank so much … yes wanted this one to be pure and simple ~ emotion. Very happy you enjoyed … Much Love ~ Robyn

      October 18, 2012 at 12:24 PM

  26. “Velvet
    skies
    glow
    moonlight;”
    You never fail to take us to wonderful places … Simply beautiful

    October 18, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    • Thank you dearest Tarek. Most pleased that you enjoyed, and could feel the rhythm and beauty I tried to carefully tuck within simplicity here.
      From the pier, I am sending love and appreciation: your way ~ RL

      October 18, 2012 at 12:40 PM

  27. Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Romantic 🙂
    awwwwwwwww 🙂
    My fave so far !!!!!!!!!!! This is my fave of Yours – !!!!!!!!!!!! I can feel this anticipation ! with patience 🙂
    Love this one RL XO
    beauty beauty beauty xo
    C

    October 18, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    • Oh thank you Cat ~ so happy you did get that vibrational message ~ and is very much in alignment with where you are in your journey at the current – isn’t it? Thrilled it made you happy to day ~ xxoo Big Heart to You! RL

      October 18, 2012 at 12:42 PM

      • key word !!!!! ALIGNMENT 🙂 how i love that word 🙂
        it made me very happy xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
        Thank You beauty 🙂
        You sure do know me well 🙂 xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
        so beautiful you are xo
        C

        October 18, 2012 at 1:08 PM

  28. So romantic Robyn….feels so young and carefree….xoxmeryl

    October 18, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    • Thanks so much Meryl ~ yes … you know me ~ I just refuse to grow up in many ways, despite it all… So glad you enjoyed my little rendezvous today ~ Much Love xo , R

      October 18, 2012 at 12:45 PM

  29. MADE ME THINK OF THIS 🙂

    LOVE XOXOXOXOXOXO AND thank you for all the Yoga advice xoxoxoxxoxox
    🙂 xo

    October 18, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    • Thank you dear Cat… I had to go read the lyrics as was not familiar ~ powerful verse — Divine Love I presume — the Ultimate call of passion ~ thank you for this sweet friend… music is soulful -awe-inspiring ~ xoRL
      ~~~~

      You’ll walk unscathed through musket fire
      No ploughman’s blade will cut thee down
      No cutlass wound will mark thy face
      And you will be my ain true love
      And you will be my ain true love

      And as you walk through death’s dark veil
      The cannon’s thunder can’t prevail
      And those who hunt thee down will fail
      And you will be my ain true love
      And you will be my ain true love

      Asleep inside the cannon’s mouth
      The captain cries, ‘here comes the rout!’
      They’ll seek to find me north and south
      I’ve gone to find my ain true love

      The field is cut and bleeds to red
      The cannon balls fly ’round my head
      The infirmary man may count me dead
      When I’ve gone to find my ain true love
      I’ve gone to find my ain true love

      Writer: Sting

      October 18, 2012 at 11:44 AM

      • Yeah – your pier !
        Your “anticipation” it made me think
        of waiting perfectly silent and patient for that love to come walking in …making his way – no matter what ……
        Thank You for putting me in such a beautiful headspace ……xoxoxoxoxoxoxo C

        October 18, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    • Hold onto that vision Cat — I think it will happen for you ~ really do…
      How could it be otherwise ~ as doesn’t Love attract Love? Stay in that wonderful space you have found… the rest will unfold with ease and grace ~ xo R

      October 18, 2012 at 12:51 PM

      • such beautiful poetry !
        Thank You xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
        i will hold it 🙂 with love always xo
        C xx

        October 18, 2012 at 1:09 PM

  30. Tom

    The way you wrote this … few words in a lingering, suspenseful pattern … heightened the effect of your words. Truly inviting and beautiful. Near the end, I had Neil Diamond’s words in my head from September Morn: “We danced until the night became a brand new day.”

    October 18, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    • Tom – thank you so much. So thrilled you found there to be a type of suspense inherent in this piece. It really wrote itself and do think that was the feeling as I was creating it. Wanted it to be pure and simple – but also offer the reader a sense of involvement and shared emotion. Ahhh— Neil Diamond ~ September Morn … a classic beauty — will need to go listen on youtube right now! Appreciate your sharing, and sending good thoughts your way ~ RL

      October 18, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    • Tom – for you ~ most lovely dear friend! Thank you 🙂

      ~~~~~~

      Stay for just a while
      Stay and let me look at you
      It’s been so long, I hardly knew you
      Standing in the door

      Stay with me a while
      I only wanna talk to you
      We’ve traveled halfway ’round the world
      To find ourselves again

      September morn
      We danced until the night
      Became a brand new day
      Two lovers playing scenes
      From some romantic play
      September morning
      Still can make me feel that way

      October 18, 2012 at 7:23 PM

  31. Brilliant poem and perfect photo. What a talent you are Robyn! 🙂

    October 18, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    • Oh LuAnn…so happy you enjoyed this! Thank you ~ was spontaneous and so much fun to do ~ xo 🙂

      October 18, 2012 at 8:32 PM

  32. I’m singing ‘Under the Boardwalk’ ~ lovely poetry ~ you’re a star Robyn x

    October 19, 2012 at 3:03 AM

    • Aww Polly – you are too kind ! Thank you sweet friend 🙂 It is so funny – you are the 3rd person who has offered a song that came to mind after seeing this post…. will go find the lyrics as I did for the first two and put them up here too! Love to you ~ R

      October 19, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    • For you Polly ~ 🙂

      “Under The Boardwalk”

      Oh, when the sun beats down and burns the tar up on the roof
      And your shoes get so hot, you wish your tired feet were fireproof
      Under the boardwalk, down by the sea
      On a blanket with my baby is where I’ll be

      (Under the boardwalk) Out of the sun
      (Under the boardwalk) We’ll be havin’ some fun
      (Under the boardwalk) People walking above
      (Under the boardwalk) We’ll be falling in love
      Under the boardwalk, boardwalk

      From the park you hear the happy sound of a carousel
      Mmm, you can almost taste the hot dogs and French fries they sell
      Under the boardwalk, down by the sea, yeah
      On a blanket with my baby is where I’ll be

      (Under the boardwalk) Out of the sun
      (Under the boardwalk) We’ll be havin’ some fun
      (Under the boardwalk) People walking above
      (Under the boardwalk) We’ll be falling in love
      Under the boardwalk, boardwalk

      Oh, under the boardwalk, down by the sea, yeah
      On a blanket with my baby is where I’ll be

      (Under the boardwalk) Out of the sun
      (Under the boardwalk) We’ll be havin’ some fun
      (Under the boardwalk) People walking above
      (Under the boardwalk) We’ll be falling in love
      Under the boardwalk, boardwalk

      October 19, 2012 at 12:49 PM

  33. victoriaaphotography

    Beautiful verse, Robyn.
    and such a wonderful image to go with the words too.
    V.
    xox

    October 19, 2012 at 8:22 AM

    • Thank you dear Victoria — so appreciate, and thrilled you enjoyed! xo R

      October 19, 2012 at 12:50 PM

  34. What a view…time to run away….

    October 19, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    • Thanks Scott.. yes —LOL! I do hear you ! xo

      October 19, 2012 at 12:51 PM

      • You’re welcome. 🙂

        October 19, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    • 🙂

      October 19, 2012 at 1:03 PM

  35. Romantic….is that a guy you are wooing or poem about how you would want to be wooed? I would think a man would rather go to a sports event or stay home getting to know you….I would probably set that scene for a woman I was falling in love with. It was beautiful from one word to the next….You painted a picture that displays one night that would lead to forever!!!! I enjoy every syllable….

    October 20, 2012 at 12:34 AM

    • Thank you AmazinglyBrash ~ laughing from your comment… as did not really have specific strategy on this “wooing business” 🙂 ~ Think was just visualizing a lovely scene ~ maybe “mutual wooing”?

      So nice to hear that you would eagerly pursue a scenario like this for the woman of your dreams . Wonderful to know that romance is alive and well in the world after all! Thrilled you enjoyed, and so grateful for your delightful comment ~ Best , RL

      October 20, 2012 at 1:02 AM

      • hahahaha….whether or not you understanding the wooing business, your visual is challenge “Us” (the reader) to start making it our business to woo.

        Romantics are definitely alive and well….Just have to search in the right places to find them. Life has all types of scenarios: breaking up, making up, giving up, or fighting for forever. I am a fighter so I always shoot for forever and the only way to get to my destination is to keep love present by keeping romance in the presented. “if her smile doesn’t make you an addict to see it over and over again, then you need to set sail and find someone that does”!!!!

        October 20, 2012 at 6:51 AM

    • Ahhh – “a call to woo” — I like that! 🙂 And may romance prevail… and may her smile ignite your soul forevermore…. Have a lovey day friend – RL

      October 20, 2012 at 10:52 AM

  36. Beautiful anticipation!
    Lovely and well done, Robyn!

    October 20, 2012 at 1:54 AM

    • Thank you so much dear Fergie! So happy you enjoyed with me 🙂 x

      October 21, 2012 at 10:25 PM

  37. Robyn friend, always good and fun to get to your blog, your letters are always full of truth and life.
    Carlos tu amigo 😉

    October 20, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    • Oh Carlos dear friend ~ so lovely to see you… I am so happy you found joy here ~ Sending love and hoping all is well Gracias mi amigo ~ x

      October 21, 2012 at 10:27 PM

  38. Hi Robyn, you inspire, you inspire, you inspire, you inspire, you inspire. And just in case I wasn’t clear on my message, you truly are gifted, talented, loving and generous. It comes shining through in each post. I do so greatly admire you my dear friend. Thank you, with great love and affection ~ Penny! xxooxx

    October 20, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    • So lovely you are Penny! I am sorry so late on getting to blog this weekend… but yours is such a generous and loving comment – I am needing to send you huge virtual hug for all your encouragement and support. I admire you as well…so much~~ Much Love and warm wishes this evening ~ xoxo Robyn

      October 21, 2012 at 10:29 PM

      • I so care about you, thank you for the virtual hugs, Hope all is progressing well for you my friend, Penny xox

        October 21, 2012 at 10:41 PM

  39. This is where I want to be!

    October 21, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    • Yes ~ fantasy and escape is good. May have to create another for later… xxoo Love and Hugs dear Resa …

      October 21, 2012 at 10:24 PM

  40. Love this one Robyn – dreamy and wonderful. Love Ruth xx

    October 22, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    • Thank you so much Ruth! I guess that’s my latest portal away from pain ~ whatever works right? ! Sending LOVE! xo

      October 22, 2012 at 1:25 PM

  41. Nikunj

    Let’s meet at the land’s end
    taking no more space but an edge
    enough to house our dreams
    and sigh wrapped ambitions …

    The eddying streams
    Grateful for our sands
    Shall mingle with the ocean
    in a divine resonance
    Meant only for you and me ….

    There a flying seagul
    shall shall take a cue from us
    and aim for the bluest cloud…

    🙂

    October 23, 2012 at 2:32 AM

    • Oh Nika ~ another treasure …. I somehow missed this comment till now ~ thank you sweet friend ~ yes – lets aim for the bluest cloud!!

      October 27, 2012 at 11:59 PM

  42. masticone

    you are still the number one….
    love to come over here….and be in touch with you

    October 23, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    • Thank you dear masticone ~ it’s always a delight to see you visiting !!

      October 28, 2012 at 12:00 AM

  43. That is gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing, Robyn, 🙂

    Subhan Zein

    October 24, 2012 at 8:04 AM

    • Thank you Subhan ~ always lovely to see you!! ~RL

      October 28, 2012 at 12:00 AM

      • And it is always to see you, Robyn. My subscription has been messed up, but it seems to be okay now, so I hope I will be able to read your upcoming posts.

        Many blessings and much love to you. 🙂

        Subhan Zein

        October 29, 2012 at 10:36 PM

  44. This is really beautiful Robyn, it sounds like there is no better place than what you’ve described here and I love the photo too.

    October 25, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    • Thanks so much dear Chris… we will get to that place ~ hang in k?! And to answer your question from your blog — I had a block meaning steroid inside the joint (under fouroscopic x ray) – they numbed out the inside of joint to see if I’d get immediate relief which I did not..and then put steroid in so perhaps in a few days that will kick in. Not a solution but more to see if the pain is from inside or out.. Keep me posted on you ~ xo RL

      October 26, 2012 at 9:08 PM

      • Yes we WILL get to that place. Oh I see, is that the same as a cortisone injection? if so, when I had mine I was told if it didn’t relieve any pain which it didn’t then the joint is supposed to be ‘okay’ and the pain is meant to be from the muscles and tendons surrounding it. I’ll definitely keep you posted on me, best wishes and much love to you Robyn.x

        October 27, 2012 at 6:32 AM

  45. Love when a few words evoke a whole story. Beautiful images.

    October 25, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    • Thank you so much Monica! Very happy to know this told you the story 🙂 Yes ~ images and words for me can make magic at times. Blessings ~ RL

      October 25, 2012 at 9:59 PM

  46. Nostalgic and for me….a bit sad…wonderful photo…such an artist you are 🙂

    October 27, 2012 at 11:29 PM

    • Thank you dear sweet David ~ so appreciate ~ nostalgic – yes I think I get that … ~ sending love from Hurricane Sandy here in NY ~ was evacuated from home this am… fun stuff here! My husband is in Florida! … so a solo adventure for me and puppy who are safe in hotel now (i hope). xo R

      October 28, 2012 at 10:01 PM

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