Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression


Rippling liquid song

Fluent language; native tongue

I bow to your quench

Β©Robyn Lee


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69 responses

  1. Great Haiku and I love the photos Robyn πŸ™‚

    January 16, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    • Thank you Alastair ~ and for the reblog especially! I am thrilled you enjoyed the haiku and image that inspired it! ~ much love… RL

      January 16, 2013 at 8:19 PM

      • You’re welcome πŸ™‚

        January 17, 2013 at 1:41 AM

  2. Ahh there is a certain “je me sais quoi” about this… It carries a depth unsaid

    January 16, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    • Thank you so much dear boomie ~ yes “je me sais quioi” ~ I suppose you may be onto something πŸ™‚ xo

      January 16, 2013 at 8:19 PM

  3. Steven S. Walsky

    To answer your ‘thoughts and comments’ question, my thoughts are ‘refreshing,’ and my comment is ‘one of your best’; and you have so many ‘bests’ ! I really like the drinking picture; but the droplet of water on the bill picture ‘humanizes’ the subject. Steve

    January 16, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    • Thank you Steve! Appreciate – and it’s interesting that I usually only choose one image to feature per post – and it was going to be the one with the droplet you mention. Something I connected with in that one a lot … but then of course when my haiku was composed I had no choice but to include both shots ~ as “the bow” was clearly image #2 πŸ™‚ ~ So appreciate your kind words! much love ~ RL

      January 16, 2013 at 8:22 PM

  4. Beautiful…

    January 16, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    • So much thanks Clarice ~ xRL

      January 16, 2013 at 8:22 PM

  5. Great colors!!

    January 16, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    • Thank you dearest Cornelia – glad you enjoyed! x RL

      January 16, 2013 at 8:23 PM

  6. liquid song..that was lovely..and beautiful shots

    January 16, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    • Thank you kindly dear nightlake – yes — very much a “liquid song” — I am so glad you enjoyed the post! x RL

      January 16, 2013 at 8:24 PM

  7. Beautiful and vivid colors.

    January 16, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    • Thank you so much dearest Kim ~ I appreciate and very happy you enjoyed! x RL

      January 16, 2013 at 8:25 PM

  8. Alive colors, words are reflected in the water and reach the heart.
    How are you after your daughter’s departure to Spain?
    AdiΓ³s amigaΒ‘

    January 16, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    • Thanks so much mi amigo, Carlos ~ glad you enjoyed the reflection. All is well with my daughter in Spain ~ just finished a Skype session with her… and seems to be loving the culture there and feeling right at home. They sleep for hours each day and stay up till 3 or 4 am which is incredible – but she is adjusting and having fun. Sending lots of love to you in Uruguay ~ assuming you are still journeying! ~ xRobyn

      January 16, 2013 at 8:29 PM

  9. Love The shape of the neck ……….:) Languid ……. Luscious …………….with desire ……..

    Very Very beautiful
    Tons of love xo

    January 16, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    • Thank you dearest Cat ~ This is a wild snow goose — the dark markings on the wings is the signature of this breed. Yes ~ the neck is rather lovely too ~ This particular goose resides at the wildlife sanctuary due to her wing injury ~ so I am lucky to visit her often and appreciate her beauty. πŸ™‚ So much love your way ~ Robyn

      January 16, 2013 at 8:37 PM

      • I read the words first πŸ™‚
        and something about the neck …..
        made me think elegance – swan Like ……….. serenity …………………………. Pure Grace xxxxx
        soooooooooo Much Love your way xxxxx πŸ™‚ xoxoxo

        January 16, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    • xo ~ thinking a wonderful projection of your state of being my dearest ~ πŸ™‚ Love your way …

      January 16, 2013 at 11:13 PM

  10. victoriaaphotography

    Love the photos and Haiku.
    The birds like some sort of Gull or water bird.

    Have you got a polarising lens to put on your DSLR yet? As you’re so near the beach, it would be worth buying one (if you haven’t already done so). Seems to really help with reflections & water shots. As well as making the whites whiter & blues richer without changing the colour on your DSLR settings.

    January 16, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    • Thanks Victoria ! This is actually a wild “snow goose” Here is a nice review of the species from national geographic. http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/snow-goose/ .
      This particular goose is a year-round resident at my local wildlife refuge as has an injured wing and cannot fly. 😦
      She lets me come up real close to her for photos though ~ very sweet.
      I do not think I have the polarizing lens you speak of yet — still really getting acquainted with all the options. I do think I will want a wide angle lens
      and now , given the info you just shared will need to find out more as there are so many water shot opportunities here. Appreciate and so glad you enjoyed! With Love ~ R

      January 16, 2013 at 8:35 PM

  11. I have never tried to write haiku. It seems to be very fashionable lately. I love this Robyn and your photos are superb.

    January 16, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    • Thanks so much LuAnn. Haiku is fairly new for me too. When I began to blog I was not planning to write at all, and a dear friend suggested it might be lovely way to add a personal touch without length narrative or more lengthy poetry. It has a very “zen” effect and works well with images relating to the natural world. Writing it is meditative as well ~ So glad you enjoyed – and sending tons of love your way xo Robyn

      January 16, 2013 at 11:24 PM

  12. Simply complex. Beautiful.

    January 16, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    • “Simply complex” ~ yeah Noah…that’s me! πŸ™‚ ~ A lovely compliment – I thank you kindly ~ w/ much love, RL

      January 16, 2013 at 10:59 PM

  13. Toujours bon d’avoir une boisson froide de temps en temps il garde les choses florissante.


    January 16, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    • Now you ~~ I was very excited to translate this “exotic looking” comment …
      LOL ! Yes ~ it is true — we all need a nice cold drink once in awhile!
      I agree; And thanks — loving blessings your way this evening friend.
      ~ RL

      January 16, 2013 at 11:03 PM

      • Simple words sometimes are the best. In any tongue.

        January 17, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    • I totally agree! πŸ™‚

      January 17, 2013 at 12:46 PM

  14. Fabulous! and the match of words and pictures ~ excellent! πŸ™‚

    January 17, 2013 at 1:30 AM

    • Thank you do much poojy! Trilled you enjoyed this sweet friend ~ have a lovely day!! x RL

      January 17, 2013 at 12:47 PM

  15. Good day for me…. two photos from Robyn… both so outstanding… the first with the water on the beak is such a great capture, well done.. and the second with the ripples and the reflection.. magnificent… and then three lines —- that say so much, it would take me 250 to say the same… you are a Guru at this…
    But have you changed your header picture… please tell me that is not you splayed out in the snow taking photos…. it makes me cold just looking at it… it is a magnificent photo though, that I must say… go well …. beautiful post as usual…

    January 17, 2013 at 1:39 AM

    • Thank you dearest bulldog… Very happy you like d the details captured in the images — and also my simple haiku. It is kind of fun when you can communicate powerful feeling using only the few words/sounds/syllables that haiku dictates. The last line was the most challenge – but I took some creative leap with my use of the word “quench” and seems to have worked! Maybe we can get you to try a haiku – they work best with images of nature! Thank you for “guru” status — (now that is pressure!!) LOL!

      Oh this header is old one. It was the one I began my blog with exactly one year ago. I moved it to the “About” page for the warmer months but thought a good time now that winter is upon us to bring it back. No real snow yet hear this year, but to be honest – it felt great splayed out like that in the fresh cold snow — numbs all the pain!! And then of course there is hot chocolate after the snow– play! My husband was so kind to shoot it for me last year – never knowing how popular my blog would become πŸ™‚ Now he’s proud of his photography skill too πŸ™‚ I suppose I should put a watermark on it for him!! Sending love ~ RL

      January 17, 2013 at 12:55 PM

  16. I like what boomie had to say! Depth beyond the visuals here Robyn, although I love both your photographs and the verse. But something more too! Hard to put into words, imagine if we had that relationship with nature, sigh! Much love to you this day dearest friend, Penny xxooxx

    January 17, 2013 at 1:40 AM

    • Thank you dearest Penny… I am glad you got that same feeling of depth ~ such a simple post but appears to have stirred up quite a bit here, so you must be right. Maybe it’s the way the water photographed — almost tangible. Haiku sometimes does create a meditative zone for the reader, and think this one may have succeeded at that, for which I am thrilled. This is a “snow goose” by the way …. not sure if you’ve seen then your way… normally they are not around this time of year – but this one is a year-round resident of the wildlife sanctuary due to her permanent wing injury (can’t fly) ~ so lucky I can visit her to observe her beauty often. Sending much Love sweetest friend … hope all is well ! Robyn

      January 17, 2013 at 1:02 PM

      • Thank you dearest friend, yes an intangible something, I think nature sends us these messages more often than we know! I went and pinched a nerve in my lower back so that the last few days and no doubt a few ahead are uncomfortable (a nice moderate word don’t you think lol) right now. (Grrrrrrr) with other things also going on, I so didn’t need this additional item, but as you know. We just keep on keeping on. I’m involved with PT right now so, hopefully inflamation will also be reduced soonest! Thank you for asking, we do seem to “know” don’t we, with each other sweet friend of mine! Much love and hugs to you this evening! xoxoxox

        January 17, 2013 at 9:50 PM

  17. Just those few words and yet such power – and the photos are exquisite!

    January 17, 2013 at 2:29 AM

    • So glad you enjoyed Julie ~ promised you the “snow-goose” shots last week and was thinking of you as I created this post. She is pretty, yes? The tell-tall signature of a snow goose are those dark markings on he wing. I learned this last year when I was shooting a white domestic goose and had to find out the difference. She is injured so stays at the sanctuary year round…. normally they fly south in these cold months. The wildlife folks there take good care of this beauty! ~ Sending love and hugs ~ Rx

      January 17, 2013 at 1:05 PM

  18. Kathy

    Incredible photography and simple, meaningful verse! So talented. Hope you are well. Is you poetry book being published this year?!

    January 17, 2013 at 5:13 AM

    • Thank yo so much dear Kathy! I have upgraded my gear some (i phone getting a rest) ~ so maybe you noticed. I know you have met this sweet snow goose at the QWR! Oh that book…hmmmm? You are funny πŸ™‚ Love to yo uand yours — and can’t believe Dr. Oz — must have been a blast for you! He’s a sweetie! ~ Love, RL

      January 17, 2013 at 1:07 PM

  19. Beautiful haiku, dear Robyn! πŸ™‚

    January 17, 2013 at 6:39 AM

    • So much appreciate dearest Ela ~ Love to you always, RL πŸ™‚

      January 17, 2013 at 1:08 PM

      • πŸ™‚ Love to you too, my dear Robyn.

        January 17, 2013 at 1:19 PM

  20. Nicely painted in word & image..

    Love & Light

    January 17, 2013 at 7:52 AM

    • Thank you so much MJ ~ appreciate your kind words and so glad you enjoyed ! ~ Love to you…RL

      January 17, 2013 at 1:10 PM

  21. Renee Braunstein

    That is so great! I love it and especially the photos

    January 17, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    • Thank you dear Renee… very vivid I think this snow goose appears… and also the lake water looks tangible. So glad you enjoyed the post ~ haiku is still pretty new for me… but fun! ~ Love , Robyn

      January 17, 2013 at 1:11 PM

  22. Your Haiku words match the pictures perfectly and beautifully. I really enjoyed this one. Thanks.

    January 17, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    • Kenne ~ thank you so very much. So thrilled to know you enjoyed this. Blessings and Love ~ RL

      January 17, 2013 at 10:53 PM

  23. Wow you got so close! Very cute pictures πŸ™‚

    January 17, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    • Thank you dear Amanda ~ yes lucky to get up close to this lovely Snow goose. She has a wing injury so perhaps, the reason she did not fly away ~ sweet creature she is! Much love ~ RL

      January 17, 2013 at 10:54 PM

  24. Reblogged this on fibrohappiness.

    January 17, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    • Thank you so very much Sloan. Your reblog is such a great honor that is much appreciated….very happy this touched you! Love and Blessings, Robyn

      January 17, 2013 at 7:52 PM

      • Thank you for sharing your Light & Love with me and so many other people! Namaste, Sloan

        January 18, 2013 at 3:27 AM

  25. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman

    Super! πŸ˜€

    January 17, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    • Thank you dearest Patty! So thrilled you enjoyed πŸ™‚ xRL

      January 17, 2013 at 7:58 PM

  26. True beauty, you!

    January 17, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    • Thanks so much dearest Resa ~ as are you. So glad you liked it πŸ™‚ ~ x R

      January 17, 2013 at 10:45 PM

  27. Simple poetry says so much as do these beautiful photos of this snow goose. (Pretty sure it is a snow goose, correct me if I am wrong) I mentioned you in a reply to a post about poetry/photography collaborations on JunsJazz Photography and Inspiration…Kudos, Robyn. πŸ™‚

    January 18, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    • Yes Jane – you are right ~ it is a snow goose! She lives at the wildlife refuge here ~ injured wing so can’t fly. Thank you dear friend ~ and thank you for the mention … i will need to go take a look! xxxoo Much Love ~ Robyn

      January 19, 2013 at 8:01 PM

  28. “Rippling liquid song” wow. Your words are beautifully written and you photos are fantastic.

    January 19, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    • Thank you so much disashisoul! Truly appreciate your kindness ~ and so glad you enjoyed πŸ™‚ ~ RL

      January 19, 2013 at 8:04 PM

  29. Amazing photos Robyn! Love how you capture an image that corresponds beautifully with your writing

    January 21, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    • Thank you so very much Arash. My photos are most always my “muse” ~
      and I try to use them as a meditation most of the time to inspire focus and then words ~
      … and hopefully healing too.
      Thinking of you a bunch ~ and sending healing energies
      your way always my friend ~ x RL

      January 21, 2013 at 10:25 PM

  30. Julie Catherine

    Love your gentle Haiku here Robyn, which pairs so well with the lovely snow goose …… beautiful! Love and hugs, Julie xoxox

    January 21, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    • Thank you so much dear Julie ~ so glad you enjoyed this … Much Love to you x RL

      January 22, 2013 at 3:36 PM

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