Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression

Beyond

Take me beyond
these rocky
shores

~

Beyond
twilight
skies

~

Through
celestial
doors;

~~~

Show me your
deepest
fiery
place

~

Where we
dance to
Love’s
song

~

 In
our
sacred
embrace;

~~~

Take me beyond
the raw
edge of
day

~

Past the
fields
of
forever

~

Where moon
shadows
dare
play.

~~~

©Robyn Lee

87 responses

  1. Inviting, enchanting, and wonderfully RL. Needed and appreciated, as always.

    October 21, 2012 at 11:40 PM

    • Thank you so much Stan. Such a lovely comment, as always and I so do appreciate you! Happy you enjoyed!x~RL

      October 21, 2012 at 11:44 PM

  2. Fantastic and the photo took my breath away literally!

    October 21, 2012 at 11:49 PM

    • Julie, thank you dear friend ~ so happy you enjoyed this! Lots of Love your way ~ R

      October 22, 2012 at 8:31 AM

  3. what..where… how did you manage to capture such a magical photo.?? I am in awe of the scene, so beautiful…. picture perfect… and the words magically appear … wonderful, lovely.. with so much feeling… thank you…made my day…

    October 22, 2012 at 12:14 AM

    • This is very close to my home dear bulldog! Just got lucky on the cloud formation and lighting I believe. Thrilled you enjoyed the visual…and could feel the words resonate too. Love the idea of making your day 🙂 ~ xRL

      October 22, 2012 at 8:33 AM

  4. this was lovely, Robyn

    October 22, 2012 at 12:43 AM

    • Nightlake ~ so happy you enjoyed the post! Thank you!! xRL

      October 22, 2012 at 8:34 AM

      • you are welcome, Robyn..Hope there is some positive improvement in your condition..

        October 23, 2012 at 2:33 AM

      • Thank you nigh lake… am on way to hospital right now for more specific evaluation and a procedure. Fingers crossed that we learn something that can help in decision making. So appreciate your good thoughts my way!~xoRL

        October 23, 2012 at 5:29 AM

  5. ~Lady Day

    Yes…don’t we want to just slide into that fiery core of someone…fantastic. I loved this so very much.

    October 22, 2012 at 12:47 AM

    • Thank you beautiful Lady Day ~ means a lot to know you enjoyed this. Thought of you when I read your post last night actually…. passion of friendship and love ~ what is more? Sending lots to you today dear friend xo RL

      October 22, 2012 at 8:39 AM

  6. comme das un monde enchanté

    October 22, 2012 at 12:50 AM

    • What lovely words kenkiz. Je vous adresse mes plus vifs remerciements. 🙂 RL

      October 22, 2012 at 8:40 AM

  7. Wonderful post – beautiful picture, and exquisite words – beautifully chosen, and not one superfluous

    October 22, 2012 at 1:02 AM

    • Thank you so much lovely Valerie… So appreciate you wonderful comment ~ do think you are right that my aim these days is to be efficient but impactful with the words I choose… so happy you tapped into that xo RL

      October 22, 2012 at 8:42 AM

  8. You have a wonderful eye My friend .. It feels you were in a hope hunting expedition , and you got a nice game for yourself and us … Quite optimistic this dance between the plants and the clouds in the backdrop of sunset ( they seem to match in numbers as well) …

    October 22, 2012 at 1:10 AM

    • That is such a special compliment coming from you Tarek ~ especially considering your own photographic prowess. You know I’m still a novice with my lens, and just so pleased you enjoyed . Yes perhaps a hope-hunting mission, and also a celebration of love and friendship in the face of adversity. Thank you dear friend, I appreciate ~RL

      October 22, 2012 at 8:56 AM

  9. You do capture the moment exquisitely Robyn, an excellent composition of gentle poetic words and beautiful photography. Just so very lovely, like the author/photographer/artist herself! Much love, Penny xox

    October 22, 2012 at 2:36 AM

    • Thank you so much dearest Penny… You always inspire ~ and encourage ~ my portal today 🙂 ~ Sending Love and warm wishes for a wonderful day today…x RL

      October 22, 2012 at 10:02 AM

      • Hey that’s me the love and inspiration “Goddess” lol! how about this “For those who would dare to Love, welcome to my Portal…” See you inspire me right back dearest one! I hope a few positive decisions happen for you today or some really good research!
        May your day be a good one Robyn, much love xoxo

        October 22, 2012 at 12:47 PM

      • You are just a love Penny ~ this made me smile…. a lot! I love it ~”Welcome to my Portal” — isn’t that what your blog is all about really?! Big Hug ~ x

        October 22, 2012 at 1:24 PM

      • You know that’s the interesting thing. Christina said she feels that all that has happened to me in my life (more experiences than the average bear) has been preparing me for this (way) to reach out and make a difference. I am just who I am and I care so very much my friend. So I guess that is what my blog is about! Thanks for the hugs , back at you and HUGE ones! xxxxx

        October 22, 2012 at 1:50 PM

      • I like Christina’s take on it!! I agree ~ it’s a beautiful role you play here in our blog family Penny ~ Thank you for being you! xo

        October 22, 2012 at 2:01 PM

      • Thank you Robyn. xox

        October 22, 2012 at 2:16 PM

  10. Nikunj

    Take me beyond words
    where a conscience sips nectar
    from depth of meanings …..

    Take me beyond clouds
    where ether flirts with
    moonbeams first kiss …

    Take me beyond the the flight
    where each flutter is
    a karmic stroke , hammered in nirvana.

    October 22, 2012 at 3:59 AM

    • Hi Nika ~ your well seems never to run dry when it comes to offering me these gifts of poetic enrichment!! Wow…this one is just lovely… very deep and eloquent. Thank you so much for taking the time to do these — have you come up with a brainchild for our collaboration yet? There must be a simple way ~ but not sure… In the meantime — much enjoyed and wishing you a joyful day ~ 🙂 RL

      October 22, 2012 at 10:05 AM

      • Nikunj

        Actually I am a brainless child of destiny ….we can simply call our new blog ” spiritual resonance” and let the muse flow …what do you say … We can then simply pick the comments we exchanged and make poems out of them . We can show both the poems and the original comments side by side .

        October 22, 2012 at 11:59 PM

  11. Robyn, you amaze me. Just amaze me. Such cadence. The words smooth as silk.

    October 22, 2012 at 4:55 AM

    • Oh George you are too kind dear friend… Thank you so much for your touching praise… means so much to me! 🙂 ~ RLx

      October 22, 2012 at 3:23 PM

  12. Ah, the eternal invitation. Nicely expressed, Robyn, good to remember the cycles of love that keep spinning.

    October 22, 2012 at 4:56 AM

    • Yes ~ Paul – exactly my sentiments – thank you! …And I do love the way you put that…. “cycles of love that keep spinning” … this may have a place in a future post… Sending Love and good wishes ~ RL

      October 22, 2012 at 3:26 PM

  13. Totally lyrical…wonderful–
    You need to collaborate w someone that knows music!

    October 22, 2012 at 5:24 AM

    • Thanks so much Bryan… yes a bit like a song, now that you say it 🙂 So happy you enjoyed ~ 🙂 RL

      October 22, 2012 at 3:27 PM

  14. Very beautiful piece

    October 22, 2012 at 7:16 AM

    • So grateful for your lovely words dear Benjamin … and thrilled you enjoyed it! ~ Sending good thoughts and love your way, RL

      October 22, 2012 at 3:27 PM

  15. This pulls you right in :). Very nice!

    October 22, 2012 at 8:38 AM

    • I’m happy to pull you in any time dear boomie ~ thank you dearest! xo

      October 22, 2012 at 3:28 PM

  16. Kathy

    Love this. Drew me in. Can I go too-LOL!

    October 22, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    • Thanks Kathy … absolutely, room for us all 🙂 ~ x RL

      October 22, 2012 at 3:29 PM

  17. Your poetry ———- right to my heart 🙂 ………………….
    !!!!! The sky of course YES ,,,,,
    But within your every word –
    Beauty beauty inside each word = a beautiful intention xxxx
    LOVE XO
    C

    October 22, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    • So happy you basked in this dearest Cat ~ the beauty is in your heart 🙂 Thank you for your lovely words today ~ xxoo R

      October 22, 2012 at 3:30 PM

      • and in yours sweet R xxx
        🙂 beautifulllllllllllllll heart poetry 🙂 xoxoxoxox

        October 22, 2012 at 4:32 PM

  18. A particularly beautiful image and sentiment here, Robyn…thank you!

    October 22, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    • Thank you Meryl ~ so nice to know you enjoyed.. was a moment for me… gotta treasure those!! Much Love ~ R

      October 22, 2012 at 5:47 PM

  19. An amazing photo and a brilliant poem, so stirring, so enticing. I have been reading some comments directed to you on previous posts and hope that you find the healing that you so desperately need Robyn. I am praying for you and your family.

    October 22, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    • Thank you dearest LuAnn ~ your compliment is so kind – and am thrilled you found this to be engaging that way! Also sooo appreciate your good healing wishes and prayers… yes just still trying to sort things out and big decisions to be made …procedure tomorrow that may help with diagnosis or maybe even bring some relief for a bit. Love and Blessings to you and yours always as well ~ x R

      October 22, 2012 at 5:49 PM

      • I don’t know where you draw your strength from dear Robyn. I pray this procedure will good you a good deal of relief.

        October 22, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    • Thank you with all my heart LuAnn… so appreciate ~ xo

      October 22, 2012 at 10:02 PM

  20. Beautiful poem full of hope, Robyn. ‘Take me beyond the raw edge of day’ is a brilliant line and speaks to me particularly… pain and illness – lovely to leave this behind in the imagination. Love Ruth xx

    October 22, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    • Oh thank you so much Ruth! Very happy that line spoke to you ~ it is very much a metaphor for what we face day to day with regard to the physical challenges… The words here were very much inspired by my current longing to move beyond the struggle ~ to en JOY life again. One step at a time… Sending out lots of love to you ~ xxoo RL

      October 22, 2012 at 10:05 PM

  21. Lovely Robyn, both words and photograph. Beautiful. Robyn

    October 22, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    • Robyn… so appreciate that ~ thank you dear heart! xo

      October 22, 2012 at 10:05 PM

  22. Pawan Hira

    It is your embracing nature, and moon shall guide you through this love song.
    You clicked a raw frame, and it lets me weave my dream over and again. It is hope, Robyn, and you tapped your feelings.
    I’m in love with nature. 🙂
    P.s: You look stunning in the new picture on your homepage. You are just flowing in love. Keep smiling and I will send all my blessings to you. Divinely you know how to share and mesmerize your photos with words. It is simple beauty.

    October 22, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    • Oh Pawan… I read your comment earlier and it truly touched my heart in a big way. So happy this resonated so deeply for you. Yes – a “love song” — will be my guide…. I am holding on to that beautiful sentiment. And thank you for noticing my fall header on the home page… thought it was time to loose the bathing suit!! 🙂 Very very appreciative – and sending you a big hug tonight ~ xo Robyn

      October 22, 2012 at 10:08 PM

  23. Like a picture of a great painter, you captured the magic of the landscape. The letters make the soul can travel to infinity.
    Bravo Robyn, amiga mía…

    October 22, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    • Dearest Carlos – you are a gem – truly. Thank you so much for sharing in my journey and appreciating my humble efforts at creative expression. Very pleased you enjoyed ! xo Have a lovely evening mi amigo ! xo RL

      October 22, 2012 at 10:09 PM

  24. So pretty ~ lovely imagery x

    October 23, 2012 at 1:08 AM

    • Thank you so much Polly ~ very pleased you enjoyed dear one! 🙂

      October 23, 2012 at 9:21 PM

  25. lovely and warm prayers / magic happening here 🙂 really loving it! xxo

    October 23, 2012 at 1:43 AM

    • For sure poojy ~ and for you too… I hope you are managing ok. I’m still thinking of you ~ So happy this brought you joy ~! xR

      October 23, 2012 at 9:21 PM

      • oh yes my dear, I am much better, thank you. I little bit daydreaming sometimes, but ok 🙂 ~ xxo

        October 24, 2012 at 1:07 AM

  26. You know what Robyn and i say this from my heart,you are truly brilliant
    beautiful shots and stunning poems,rarely one gets to see such combinations
    so blessed to know you
    hugs 🙂

    October 23, 2012 at 2:36 AM

    • Oh Soma ~ that is just so generous and loving… thank you so much. I feel the same about you and your wonderful witty writing and cartoon work, and yes ~ very blessed! So thrilled you enjoyed this and am always excited to see your gravitar visiting ~ xo RL

      October 23, 2012 at 9:23 PM

  27. This was exquisite, the photo illuminated with inspiration…your words, touched from Spirit….all very moving and beautiful, Thank you Robyn for sharing your gifts, and the inspirations……just no words enough to describe! Love, perhaps just to say….Love………………Linda

    October 23, 2012 at 7:49 AM

    • Thank you so much my beautiful friend …. Means so much to know Linda.. Yes – just to say LOVE ~ and feel it too — that is all!!
      xxoo Robyn

      October 23, 2012 at 9:25 PM

  28. Mindy

    Beautiful

    October 23, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    • Oh Mindy ~ so excited you enjoyed this ~ sending big hugs and lots of love ~ Robyn

      October 23, 2012 at 9:26 PM

  29. Great imagining again….Why are you going when you can be coming???? Take me home because I love to be surrounded by love ones, that come in twos, threes fours, and fives. I love the heart because it kills me if it doesn’t beat; so I must dance through life so the rhythm doesn’t fade. I hope you are taken where the moon shadows dare play because I will save you a dance!!!!

    October 23, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    • So generous you are Amazingly ~ thank you! To answer your question ~ the fantasy of “going” in this particular piece is just a fun adventurous excursion for me. Like you ~I know home is always where the heart is.. wherever that may be! Yes ~ dance through life … I agree — in whatever ways you can… keep the beat strong and energized with the joy of living and loving. And absolutely ~ would be lovely to join you in the moon shadows for that dance! Sending good thoughts your way ~ and much appreciate your thoughtful comment today! RL

      October 24, 2012 at 11:22 AM

      • So we will dance until the sun’s presence asks us to stop….I like your style “Robyn Lee”. The heart is where few meet but many have hangout. My passion for life fuels my passion for love. Good thoughts write back at you….and thank me by giving me more writing to appreciate!!!!

        October 24, 2012 at 6:37 PM

  30. What a gorgeous post! Thank you for stopping by my blog, because it led me to yours. 🙂

    October 24, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    • Thank you so much Carrie ~ yes so nice to meet you, and welcome. Enjoyed my visit to your place and thrilled you had some fun here too! ~ 🙂 RL

      October 24, 2012 at 10:37 PM

  31. hi Robyn; This really means something to me right now, to see beyond what appears to be in the present as I scramble to keep up with the pace of the world that others set for me-and I can’t do it . I can’t get well this way. Maybe I just have to admit that I can’t work right now-that I am unable to-I have been going faster and faster feeling like I was going with the flow but in actuality getting sicker- now have pneumonia. I am yearning to follow my soul’s voice and my heart’s guidance. I am resting now and will talk to the people at the learning centre and tell them I am not ready to be working now.This is what I am getting out of the poem even though you might mean something totally different. I really love the picture and colours and textures with the point of view. Blessings to you, Robyn.

    October 25, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    • Hi Jane ~ gosh, so sorry to hear you’ve been struggling. Please take care of the Pneumonia ~ nothing more important than your health and wellbeing – I know you know that. Yes – the poem for me had some similar symbolism…. to move beyond the struggling ~ to to to that place where every moment is peace and love and comfort. I hope we can both get there in our own ways. The soul’s and heart as guidance are probably as good a navigation system as we are going to get in this life. Good luck with your work decisions ~ and mostly take care of you… Very touched that this post spoke to you so deeply… keep me posted ~ xxoo RL

      October 25, 2012 at 10:16 PM

  32. Robyn,

    Your words are so soothing and filled with beauty. I always end up with a smile of peace on my face when I come to visit your blog. Another lovely piece! 🙂

    October 26, 2012 at 10:48 PM

    • Thank you so much dear Angel. So happy this brought you smiles ~ sending love to you ~RL

      October 26, 2012 at 11:38 PM

  33. Julie Catherine

    Robyn, how exquisitely beautiful this is … I love this poem. Thank you for being such a beacon of light in a day where I so needed it. Much love, Julie xoxox

    October 27, 2012 at 12:34 AM

    • So welcome dearest Julie ~ I need it too — so use my blog for all our therapy !! Very happy it lifted you! BTW – did you know the spinning child was me? I don’t’ think most are getting that – it was 1971 … I was a spinner (still am!! 🙂 xxoo Hoping your new residence is settling in … and your feeling ok these days! ~Robyn

      October 27, 2012 at 12:39 AM

  34. This is one of my favorite poems of yours. Thank you for sharing. I am going to send it over to my blog to share.

    October 27, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    • Oh William – that means so much to me! Thank you , thank you! Thrilled you enjoyed it ~ different levels of meaning for me ~ and I think most everyone who has read it . Sending warm wishes your way friend ~ RL

      October 27, 2012 at 9:41 AM

  35. Reblogged this on The Wasteland Here and commented:
    Beautiful poem from Robyn.

    October 27, 2012 at 9:28 AM

  36. lovely photo and elegant yet wistful words…i loved it, Robyn,,,simply wonderful!

    October 27, 2012 at 11:26 PM

  37. A link to this poem can now be found at ‘edge of frog’
    http://edgeoffrog.wordpress.com/

    October 30, 2012 at 7:37 AM

    • Thank you so much for this honor ~ very appreciative !! RL

      November 5, 2012 at 6:33 PM

  38. I just found your blog and I love it! Your poetry and photography are both equally gorgeous and inspiring.

    November 5, 2012 at 1:29 AM

    • Thanks so much Katie ~ very honored. I also spent time at your place last night and found I could connect so much with your writings ~ so nice to know you … ~ RL

      November 5, 2012 at 6:32 PM

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