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Thy Wings



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©Robyn Lee



Click this link to enjoy a beautiful poem
entitled:  Ode To A Butterfly
by Thomas Wentworth Higginson


64 responses

  1. Jueseppi B.

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    Simple, beautiful, few words spoken, visual image set. Good post Ms. Lee.

    December 13, 2012 at 12:42 AM

    • So much thanks Mr. Jueseppi B! Apprecuate! ~ just a breath of warmth & color I’d saved from pre-winter days. So pleased you enjoyed! RL

      December 13, 2012 at 12:46 AM

      • Jueseppi B.


        December 13, 2012 at 2:27 AM

  2. Something delicately sweet about this. Loving the new gravatar too 🙂

    December 13, 2012 at 12:45 AM

    • Thank you so much boomie ~ truly appreciate that! Also thanks for noticing my new gravitar — just took it tonight ~ was on my rehab exercise table, and can be dangerous to have an I Pad on hand 🙂 Much Love ~ R

      December 13, 2012 at 12:48 AM

  3. beautiful! ~sending lots of hugs to you! ~ xxo

    December 13, 2012 at 12:45 AM

    • Thank you dear poojy! So glad you enjoyed this ~ and hugs right back to you my friend!! xo RL

      December 13, 2012 at 12:49 AM

      • 😀

        December 13, 2012 at 12:50 AM

  4. I love the words and they go so with the photo, that they inspired me to write this first poem that just seemed to pop into my head… but now if it is rubbish you have to delete the comment… promise me that…

    To travel a road,
    to another abode.
    to have some fun,
    out in the sun.

    To spend some time,
    with loved ones of mine,
    to miss the posts,
    of those I enjoy most.

    To make a capture,
    of mother nature,
    to enable a post,
    for those I love most.

    To photo the birds,
    and to capture the herds,
    a passion of mine,
    that makes up the time.

    That Christmas may be,
    a time of glee,
    for family to gather,
    with those that matter.

    May everyone have,
    a time of mad love,
    so that the New Year,
    be a time of cheer.

    Robyn I do love your new photo on your gravatar…
    love your way.. and may the new year be a good health one for you…

    December 13, 2012 at 1:20 AM

    • Oh my Oh my Oh my bulldog!!! This is sooo wonderful! I am so honored your first poem appears in my comments– it is a keeper for sure. Totally sums up the journey you are about to embark on ~ and in such a loving spirited and FUN way! I love it. Just the concept of my little post being able to inspire such an effort makes my heart sing. Thank you from the heart ~ for all you are, and do– and just have a wonderful time over the next 4 weeks ~ may the New Year be filled with Joy and Love ~ Robyn

      December 13, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    • 🙂

      December 16, 2012 at 11:33 PM

  5. Just beautiful Robyn – I do love butterflies, such gentle delicate creatures. I clicked on the poem link but it didn’t work for me – maybe it is this end though? Much love to you! xx

    December 13, 2012 at 3:57 AM

    • Thank you so much Ruth ~ yes something very magical about the butterfly…love to watch them flutter and perch upon flowers like this. 🙂 Hmmmm- poem link works from here…but you can try it with this one to see if any better for you… let me know 🙂 ~ Much Love to you ~RL

      December 13, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    • Finally figured it out Ruth ~ so sorry— after my Mom alerted me – I did more investigation and wouldn’t you know it… I never published the page — it was still sitting in the Draft folder!! So sorry ~ but it’s live now… Guess most missed it — either link should work now! Thank you for letting me know – and hope you are doing ok these days — sending love …

      December 13, 2012 at 11:21 PM

      • Hi Robyn, thanks so much, I can see the poem now! It is a lovely one too. Much love xx

        December 14, 2012 at 2:54 AM

      • 😉

        December 14, 2012 at 4:33 PM

  6. Robyn you are so fantastic with words and images – love this one!

    December 13, 2012 at 5:39 AM

    • Oh Julie ~ you are so dear – thank you! Just simple but wanted to share ~ so glad you liked xxoo ps: still can’t get your last post out of my head ~ the stillness… amazing! xo

      December 13, 2012 at 11:22 AM

  7. Robyn, absolutely beautiful

    December 13, 2012 at 6:14 AM

    • Thank you dearest Millie ~ so happy you enjoyed sweet friend ~ Blessings! xo

      December 13, 2012 at 11:22 AM

  8. Absolutely Wondrous! I love the angle…such a beautiful perspective, a very lovely poem dear Robyn, all heart…..I love your new gravatar!! beautiful! Love, Linda

    December 13, 2012 at 6:18 AM

    • So much thanks dearest Linda! Yes – an interesting perspective isn’t it? I am lucky I’m all of 5 feet 1 ” tall so can get the “looking up” angle quite a bit 🙂 ~ Something about facing the mysterious sky while meditating on this beautiful free sprit butterfly in action…. So glad you enjoyed it too ~ and also thanks on the gravitar affirmation. Was not very sure since I took it with my I Pad in the midst of coping with pain… there is a quietness to it that soothed me though, so got brave and uploaded last night 🙂 Love u Linda ~ RL

      December 13, 2012 at 11:27 AM

  9. Congratulations and Welcome to the Ligo Circle of Appreciation! Keep up the good work… http://wp.me/p27eXb-bo

    December 13, 2012 at 8:14 AM

    • Honored and so grateful The Blazing Trail!! Congratulations and Love to you too ~ 🙂 Robyn

      December 13, 2012 at 11:29 AM

  10. ericmvogt

    Wonderful poem and beautiful photograph. You are a doubly-talented woman! 🙂 E

    December 13, 2012 at 8:42 AM

    • Very touched by your words Eric ~ thank you so much, and very pleased you enjoyed!! 🙂 ~ Robyn

      December 13, 2012 at 11:30 AM

  11. Lovely Robyn. Absolutely lovely! Blessings to you dear friend. Robyn

    December 13, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    • Thanks so much dear Robyn ~ I actually went to this shot after seeing some of your Spring reminder photos the other day (blooms) …. it is nice to have a burst of color and warmth as we face the colder months, I so agree!! Love and Blessings, RL

      December 13, 2012 at 11:31 AM

  12. I love this. The photo is great and so is the poem that goes along with it. I wish I could fly like that butterfly.

    December 13, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    • Thanks Renee! So glad you liked my butterfly too 🙂 ~ Would it not be amazing if we could just flutter around on flowers drinking sweet nectar all day!? Love to you ~ Robyn

      December 13, 2012 at 11:32 AM

  13. Very nice, Robyn…and I like your new gravatar photo, as well…pretty lady. 🙂

    December 13, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    • Aww – thank you so much Scott. Glad you enjoyed –and thanks for affirming my posting this new gravitar too — wasn’t very sure … took it last night with my I Pad — while doing rehab exercise – sans mascara ! LOL ~ Nice to know it worked ok 🙂 ~ x RL

      December 13, 2012 at 11:34 AM

      • You’re welcome…and oh, yes…the new photo worked more than “Ok.” It is VERY nice. 🙂

        December 15, 2012 at 12:43 PM

      • 🙂

        December 15, 2012 at 12:49 PM

  14. Nice shot Ms Robyn….and like your new photo too.

    December 13, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    • So glad you enjoyed the post dear Jeb ~ and thank you also for your kind words on the new gravitar which I was a little uncertain of (unplanned and I Pad shot) ~ Good thoughts your way today~ RL

      December 13, 2012 at 11:39 AM

  15. 1EarthUnited

    Really lovely, the photo really captures the spirit of your poetry. Have a great day!

    December 13, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    • Thank you so very much 1EarthUnited! ~ So appreciate your thoughtful words ~ and you too – have a lovely day! x RL

      December 13, 2012 at 3:25 PM

  16. Robert Gregory

    Awesome, as always, Robyn! 🙂

    December 13, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    • As is your input always Robert! Thank you sooo much!! 🙂

      December 13, 2012 at 3:26 PM

      • Robert Gregory

        You are welcome!

        December 13, 2012 at 6:21 PM

  17. Beautiful poem, beautiful photo, beautiful you! 🙂

    December 14, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    • 1EarthUnited

      LuAnn I couldn’t agree with you more! I also love your notion of paying forward! If you haven’t seen it already, professions for peace blog has a wonderful post about Anonymous Acts of Kindness, heartwarming videos of people paying it forward. It comes back full circle. Peace!

      December 14, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    • Thank yo so much LuAnn ~ and beautiful soul you are too my dearest ~ Love to you always ~ R

      December 14, 2012 at 4:35 PM

  18. jalal michael sabbagh.http://gravatar.com/jmsabbagh86@gmail.com

    Delightful post.Have wonderful holidays.jalal

    December 14, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    • Thank you much Jalal Michael ~ and same to you my friend!! ~ RL

      December 14, 2012 at 4:42 PM

  19. Julie Catherine

    Robyn I love your poem and the butterfly – and your new photo is beautiful! I loved the other butterfly poem as well; thank you so much for this lovely share, my friend. ~ Love and hugs, Julie xoxox

    December 15, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    • Oh ao glad you found the other one too Julie – knew you would appreciate it. The link wasnt’ working for the first day so many missed it.
      I really liked it as well… and it inspired my short verse…. of course the photo came first (as always) ~ Very thrilled you enjoyed – -Hugs ~ Robyn ps: thank you for kind words on my new gravitar — taken impromptu with I Pad on exercise table 🙂 xxoo

      December 15, 2012 at 11:52 PM

  20. Love the photograph, and the lovely words fit the image perfectly. I’ve been seeing lots of butterfly images lately. xo Sam

    December 16, 2012 at 11:34 PM

  21. As do I! Oh sweet bliss…..so full of life and childlike wonder….
    How I have missed your sweet spirit that touches mine like a breath of fresh air……
    Warm blessings to you, Robyn…. ❤

    December 17, 2012 at 6:38 AM

  22. So very exceptional and heartfelt…the image made my heart flutter as i read your beautiful words! I loved I Robyn…God bless!

    December 17, 2012 at 7:55 AM

    • Thank you Wendell! So happy you could feel this too! Love to you.. RL

      December 17, 2012 at 11:43 AM

  23. Beautiful words, gorgeous photo. I never get tired of watching all the butterflies flitting about (and working so hard) in my garden. 🙂

    December 17, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    • Thank you so much for you lovely words! I agree – they are amazing beautiful creatures aren’t they! ~ 🙂 RL

      December 17, 2012 at 1:20 PM

  24. Simply perfect Robyn!
    How are you doing?.

    December 17, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    • Thank you sweetheart! Well ~ Still on my journey here ~ struggling away – but keeping the spirit and hoping the new year brings some magic — for you too!! xxoo Love

      December 19, 2012 at 2:08 AM

  25. Just simply perfect my darling friend! That’s all just simply perfect! Much love and affection to you dearest of friends, Penny xox

    December 18, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    • Thank you dearest Penny ~ yes – you and Resa agreed! So excited about that ~ Love to you!!! xxoo

      December 19, 2012 at 2:09 AM

  26. I just realized that I said the same thing as the previous commenter, go figure! still mean it though, obviously I was right! 🙂

    December 18, 2012 at 7:56 PM

  27. Exquisite, must I wait for more?

    January 9, 2013 at 5:38 PM

  28. Hi there! Just love your blog Robyn, Congratulations, its a lovely poem. Hope you have sorted out your house a bit.

    January 14, 2013 at 5:19 PM

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