Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression

Love Above …

Softly
hold my
tender
heart

~

Cushion
it
with
bliss;

~

Wrap me in
your
valiant
blue

~

Protect me
with
your
kiss;

~

Whisper
what
I need to
hear

~

Tell me
that
it’s
true;

~

Then
guide
me
through

~

this
sea
of
clouds

~

as
I

breathe

~

My
Love

~

in
You.

~

©Robyn Lee

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92 responses

  1. Julie Catherine

    Awwwwww … Robyn, this is absolutely lovely, my friend! I was just about to shut down for the night and go to bed when I saw the notice of your post – so glad I stopped by first to read your beautiful poem. I’ve had a much better day today (finally), and this was the icing on my cake. Just beautiful! Sending gentle hugs and love your way! ~ Julie xoxox

    February 9, 2013 at 1:40 AM

    • Thank you so much Julie…very happy you enjoyed as a before-bed treat! Also thrilled to know you had a good day yesterday. Was actually one of my best days too!!! Was so encouraged but rebounded late last night, so hoping to get back on track… Sending love and hugs right back to you dear friend! ~ xRL

      February 9, 2013 at 1:57 PM

  2. I so love reading your words slowly trying to picture what the photo is going to be of… this had me way off, yet when I went back and read it again it couldn’t be more obvious…. how I love your blog… the magic you put into words… magnificent… and the way they just fit so snugly with the photos… is just beyond words that would describe how good they are… much thought and prayer is flowing your way… and I hope the direction you are following now will so improve you pain and well being.. thinking about you and what you are going through… I am so glad to have you as a WP friend… as you said the other day.. part of the family… regards to Hubby and thank him from me for you know what… I love it when I see a post from you in my email box…

    February 9, 2013 at 1:46 AM

    • So kind you are bulldog. I took this shot from airplane on way here. Did not know what on earth I could write about – -and that is what manifested — quite quickly when I focussed on it for a bit. Thank you so much for your lovely sentiments — and hope you are doing well over there… will tell Mr. Robyn Lee for sure ~ his pleasure – and don’t hesitate if you need more support. Definitely a type of family we have here… so special! ~ Sending tons of love and hugs

      ps: — yesterday was fantastic day for this body (for me) — today not so much, but trying to keep optimistic about potential tools to come home with.:) ~ x Robyn

      February 9, 2013 at 2:01 PM

  3. 100% pure beauty. I think of you so any times during the day. I don’t know if I told you but 5 weeks ago I ad to have an implant put in my heart because my arteries are spasiming. I was diagnosed with a rare angina called Prinzmetal, and now I have to take so any pills. It made me think of you. All that you suffer, and now I feel even great compassion (if even possible) then I dud before. All my love to you. Sheri

    February 9, 2013 at 1:55 AM

    • Thanks so so much dear Sheri. I truly appreciate. You know, I did read somewhere (maybe your blog or another) that you had a history of heart issues and procedure, but did not realize this was so very recent, and this sound frightening indeed. I am going to keep you in heart and healing prayer too, and just hope this does not impact your quality of life. I will have to google Prinzmetal. The many pills is not fun at all… I hope you can tolerate them with little side effects, and they just keep you safe, strong and healthy. Deep breaths and healing hugs to you – So much Love ~ Always, Robyn

      February 9, 2013 at 2:24 PM

  4. Very beautiful poem Robyn. Especially … “cushion it with bliss”. Nice photo to express your thoughts as well.

    February 9, 2013 at 2:12 AM

    • Thank you so much dear Walter. Very glad to know you enjoyed it ~ means a lot … sending good thoughts your way ~ and love – Robyn

      February 9, 2013 at 5:58 PM

  5. So tender.. So sweet and fragile.. Beautiful, girl..

    February 9, 2013 at 2:54 AM

    • Thank you so kindly! Trilled you enjoyed this Chatty ~ hope restful sleep came for you last night 🙂 Much Love ~ Robyn

      February 9, 2013 at 2:26 PM

  6. surrender to love

    February 9, 2013 at 2:56 AM

    • Absolutely Arjun!! It is the ONLY way ~ 🙂 ~ RL

      February 9, 2013 at 2:26 PM

      • True. Thank you 🙂

        February 9, 2013 at 2:29 PM

      • and thank you so much — I loved your comment! Blessings and Love ~ R

        February 9, 2013 at 2:32 PM

      • Aw! I’m blushing 😀

        February 9, 2013 at 2:35 PM

  7. Robyn, this is so wonderful combination of love above. and when i read it, i had this feelings like whispering a gentle love spell… i have to reblogg! 🙂 much love to you! xxo

    February 9, 2013 at 4:11 AM

    • Oh Poojy – you are such a sweet soul. Thank you for this. So honored for the reblogg on this. Also very happy to know that it touched you… wish I could really cast those “spells” ~ LOL ! Love to you beautiful friend ~ Robyn

      February 9, 2013 at 2:28 PM

  8. Reblogged this on poojycat and commented:
    lovely poem that gives an impression of whispering a love spell, love it!

    February 9, 2013 at 4:12 AM

  9. Robyn, you surpass yourself every time. Another brilliant piece of work

    February 9, 2013 at 4:52 AM

    • Heartfelt thanks Alastair ~ I am so touched to read this comment. Very happy you enjoyed and hope it sets you up for a wonderful weekend ~ and upcoming Valentine’s Day too! x RL

      February 9, 2013 at 2:29 PM

      • Thank you .. Although I doubt I will be going out to dinner or cooking dinner for anyone (except my kids) this Valentine’s day. But I hope you are spoiled rotten on Thursday 😉

        February 9, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    • 🙂 spoiled rotten sounds great to me ~ but I’m solo this year being out of town on rehab mission ~ so will need a raincheck for this V D ~ It’s really just a Hallmark Holiday right ??~ we can cash in on the romance and love anytime it suits us best I think! 💝

      February 9, 2013 at 6:03 PM

      • I’d need a girlfriend for that though LOL

        Shame you’re out of town. You’ll have to get your other half to spoil you when you get back then 😉

        February 9, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    • yes – he’s due to visit in couple weeks – so if I’m up for the spoiling guess it can be then. As for you, you just never know when a lucky lady will appear — so just enjoy being you in the meantime ~ dinner with the kids is perfect! 🙂

      February 9, 2013 at 6:24 PM

      • 🙂

        February 9, 2013 at 6:28 PM

  10. Robyn – It’s a pleasure to have insomnia when I have your poetry and photos to enjoy. My soul is soothed. Time for a cup of tea. Rest gentle.

    February 9, 2013 at 5:14 AM

    • Ohhhhh Sheri ~ to know I could help a fellow-insomnic to be soothed… there is nothing more special than that!!! Hope you got to rest after tea-time… and so much thanks — with lots of love to you dear lady! ~ Robyn

      February 9, 2013 at 2:30 PM

  11. Robyn, this is stunning – tears!

    February 9, 2013 at 5:35 AM

    • Thank you so much Julie ~ love that you enjoyed it 🙂 x RL

      February 9, 2013 at 3:58 PM

  12. Tom

    Sea of clouds, vale of tears … cushioned support through love and the breath of the Spirit.

    February 9, 2013 at 7:30 AM

    • That is a beautiful interpretation dear Tom! Thank you so much ~ so much about love is enmeshed in ‘spirit’ isn’t it? ~ Sending good thoughts your way dearest friend ~ x RL

      February 9, 2013 at 2:31 PM

  13. Beautiful

    February 9, 2013 at 7:38 AM

    • Thank you so much boomie ~ so touched you liked it 🙂 xo

      February 9, 2013 at 6:05 PM

  14. victoriaaphotography

    I love the poem – it’s amazing. Nice photo too. Wish I was up there above the clouds on your journey (with you).

    Flying is something I always considered a real thrill. Haven’t flown anywhere for years, but I love that feeling of leaving home and going somewhere new. I love the anticipation of wondering what I will do, where I will go and who I will meet, at the destination. Your treatment may, or may not, be easy, but imagine the pleasure of meeting new people and seeing new places. V. xox

    February 9, 2013 at 7:53 AM

    • Thank you Victoria – so glad. I took that shot on way here – through the window of airplaine – always amazed by cloudscapes in ariel view.
      It has been a very long time since I’ve travelled too… only medical trips in last 10 years or so. So do know what you mean about the wonder and anticipation though… after college I worked for Eastern Airlines and had amazing beneftis of free first class travel anywhere. Should have taken more advantage but who knew. Treatment going well, but after having excellent day yesterday – have big setback today. Still just dragged myself to the zoo for just a couple minutes as it wasn’t crazy cold and snowing here today… Checked in with lions and tigers 🙂 Need to go back on a better day – but did snap a few shots … so we shall see! Thought of you ~ Much Love dear friend ~ x R

      February 9, 2013 at 6:28 PM

      • victoriaaphotography

        Sorry to hear about the setback Robyn, but glad to hear you visited the ‘big’ cats…….even a short visit is better than nothing. Take care V. xox

        February 10, 2013 at 5:17 AM

  15. Nice rhythm that carries the message home.

    February 9, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    • Thanks so much William ~ sort of had the musical thing going on when wrote this, so wonder if that’ the rhythm you pick up! So appreicate dear friend ! x RL

      February 9, 2013 at 6:31 PM

      • Were you listening to any music or had something in mind when you wrote this?

        February 11, 2013 at 7:22 AM

      • No I don’t believe I was William ~ it was a quick easy write and guess just meditating on the image stirred up the feeling. 🙂

        February 11, 2013 at 11:28 AM

  16. Beautiful, Robyn….the image reflects all that feeling….xoxmeryl

    February 9, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    • Thanks so much Meryl ~ yeah — feelings all over the place. 🙂 Guess that is a good thing ?! I’m 2 weeks into this — baby steps, but yesterday was an excellent day… today a struggle. Still so happy to have guidance by someone who is focussed here. City living is a new world for me… what a contrast to our world at the shore ~ xxoo Sending Love ~ Stay warm ! Robyn

      February 9, 2013 at 11:10 PM

  17. Frankly, Robyn, I don’t have words enough to tell you how glowingly beautiful I think this poem is. It could have only come from
    someone who has a “heart of gold”. It’s like you’re speaking directly to everyone who may read it…, about the most romantic poem
    I think I’ve ever read. Aside from this…, how are you feeling? Is the therapy helping to ease the pain and will it help strengthen the
    ligaments/tendons/muscles to help support the joints? Certainly hope that it’s giving you some relief and comfort.
    Peace & love,
    Paul

    February 9, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    • Oh wow Paul… I am delighted you enjoyed this so much!! Your compliement is an honor truly. I do suppose the message is universal too ~ and most everone can relate on one level or another 🙂 ~ Thank you dear friend… and also for your thoughtful well wishes on my treatment program here. I am learning a lot – can’t believe it’s 2 weeks almost now. Gains are slow and small but that’s ok. It’ very much about helping me gain some control of my joint instablities using neuromuscular cures and reprogramming movment patterns to avoid retitiive strain and injury. It would be good training for everyone, but especially me with so many “broken parts” — very important. The ligaments and tendons are not really strengthenable… but if I can learn to turn muscles on and off at appropriate times, I will avoid making them worse and continuing to suffer pain from continued abuse of them(chronic tendonosis). There are also a few structual issues we are working on, and not sure how much change we can make there without surgery – but I will do my best. Yesterday I had my best day yet ~ pain and funciton-wise. Today I am struggling a ton — so can see it’s going to be ups and downs… Wish I could kidnap this dr. and his team and bring them home with me… 🙂 ~ I hope you are doing well over there yourself…. so nice to see you today ! Blessings and Love ~ Robyn

      February 9, 2013 at 11:20 PM

  18. Becoming love…

    February 9, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    • Yes dear Clarice ~ absolutely the way to go!! Thank you with LOVE ~ RL

      February 9, 2013 at 11:21 PM

  19. Oh Robyn, this is such a wonderful piece of work. I sometimes ask myself, “could she get any better”, and then you do. Hope your trip has been successful. Have a peaceful weekend Robyn.

    February 9, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    • Aww LuAnn ~ that is so generous of you. I sometimes feel like these verses are almost like songs… so many just seem to flow quickly when I focus on a photo I’ve taken. They are mostly simple, but meaning goes much deeper. I know you understand. Very touched – and sending love — still working on my rehablilitation project. Slow-going but yesterday was super encouraging day… xxoo Robyn

      February 9, 2013 at 11:24 PM

      • So pleased to hear that you had an encouraging day. Here is to many more of them for you. 🙂

        February 10, 2013 at 12:35 PM

  20. Stunningly beautiful poem, Robyn! Thank you! And the pic of the sky and clouds… I’ve got to say it looks a lot like the fabric I’ve settled on!

    February 9, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    • Oh Resa than you! ~ thrilled you liked this. Yes – it is so blue ~ Really – resembles the fabric? Oh my — can’t wait to see. Totally exciting ~ Sending hug and love to you xxoo Robyn

      February 9, 2013 at 11:26 PM

      • xoxoxo, I’m combining the fabric that looks like the sky and clouds with a shiny, dark and rich blue fabric that makes me think of deep water.
        It should be done by next weekend. I need some sun to photograph it, so I’m hoping next Sunday’s forecast of a partially sunny day is the one day this year that the weather channel is right! hugs and love – Resa

        February 10, 2013 at 4:08 PM

  21. So beautiful! Great moment to capture 😀

    February 9, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    • Thank you dear Amanda ~ kept me busy in flight 🙂 ~ so happy I could share it here ! 🙂 x RL

      February 9, 2013 at 11:29 PM

  22. rimassolosailingaroundtheworldm

    Thank you so much for sharing blog it’s so a beautiful poem

    February 9, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    • Oh that is so kind of you to say ~ thank you with love ~ Robyn

      February 9, 2013 at 11:29 PM

  23. rwrx

    This is… beautiful. I love it

    February 9, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    • rwrx ~ thank you — so happy to know this…and very glad you enjoyed ~ Love to you ~ RL

      February 9, 2013 at 11:31 PM

  24. Robyn, this is proof that one does not need an abundance of words to define the universe ~ to define the simple wonder that is love. Thank you for sharing the story that is your heart. Absolutely beautiful, my friend. ~ Much love, Bobbie

    February 9, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    • Bobbie ~ thank you with all my heart…. Sometimes these simple poems flow so easily that I wonder where they come from… and if they are worthy of posting… comments like yours make me feel really good about going with the flow of what I feel and see in a photo. Yes — such a wonder that is Love …. exactly! Sending Much Love and Gratitude ~ Robyn

      February 11, 2013 at 12:34 AM

  25. wow…both are beautiful. Sending more love, Jane

    February 9, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    • Thank you Jane ~ so thrilled you enjoyed – and will take all the love I can get 🙂 ~ Sending a bunch right back to you!! xo RL

      February 11, 2013 at 12:35 AM

  26. Lovely poem Robyn! Heartfelt and genuine as all of your creative work

    February 10, 2013 at 2:11 AM

    • So much thanks dear Arash…. Very thrilled you enjoyed… and sending warm thoughts and healing hugs your way xRL

      February 11, 2013 at 12:36 AM

  27. Delightful. Very inventive structure, lovely rhythm and a happy, crystal voice. I commend you.

    February 10, 2013 at 4:00 AM

    • Thank you so much Mike. Such a lovely compliment from you ~ especially after reading some of your work earlier 🙂 ~ So happy to know you enjoyed ~ and sending warm wishes your way tonight ~ RL

      February 11, 2013 at 12:40 AM

  28. Simply beautiful! A wonderful expression of love and passion.

    February 10, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    • So much thanks Lady Lovely! So happy you enjoyed and thank you again for the “tweet” ~ very honored! much love ~x RL

      February 11, 2013 at 12:38 AM

  29. Hi Robyn, most beautiful blue and a lovely poem, as I breathe… 🙂 Thinking of you xx

    February 11, 2013 at 2:28 AM

    • Thank you so much dearest friend~ I am so happy you enjoyed — Hope you are doing well -and yes – as I breathe too!! xo RL

      February 12, 2013 at 2:57 AM

  30. You have a special heart and spirit that no one can endure.

    I like this poem of yours and your gift of talents. 🙂

    I have returned, and I will be posting my new blog today stay tune.

    February 11, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    • Thank you Charlie ~ that is most kind of you.
      I will have to get over to your blog soon ~ though I am
      out of town at current and have minimal time online….
      ~ hope you are doing well!
      Best to you ~ RL

      February 12, 2013 at 2:57 AM

  31. Absolutely moving, Robyn. I could feel your words in my heart and within my spirit. The Divine has truly blessed you with a gift for words that transforms the lives of those who read this gift of you. Blessings to you friend, Erin

    February 11, 2013 at 9:48 PM

  32. Erin – you are so incredibly kind
    ~ and your comment truly touched me deeply.
    Thank you for your friendship and your own gifts
    that you share so generously here
    Much Love and Blessings Always,
    ~Robyn

    February 11, 2013 at 11:14 PM

  33. So very breathtaking Robyn, and such a delight to embrace and read! It just exudes a certain soothing peace and joy!

    February 12, 2013 at 6:15 AM

    • Oh Wendell, thank you very much dear freiend. I am humbled by your comment.
      So happy to know you enjoyed ~ Much Love, Robyn Lee

      February 12, 2013 at 12:29 PM

  34. Renee Braunstein

    Robyn this is so simple and so beautiful. I love it

    February 12, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    • Rennee thank you so much. Thrilled you enjoyed this so! ~ Love to you ~ R

      February 12, 2013 at 12:30 PM

  35. This is gorgeous! The photo and your exquisite words….”Protect me with your kiss…” …love love love this!! It was like a journey to the sky where peace and serenity live… I was able to glean an update on your progress. All ways my prayers, thoughts, and so so much love to you beloved friend ♥♥♥♥ !!!

    February 12, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    • Thank you so much my dear friend… Very happy to know you got to enjoy my little escape too! Yes — like a journey to a place above it all ~ only peace and bliss exitst there… none of the other nonsence we have to contend with here on earth – you know? ~ Also thank you for your tweet– magde me laugh “thank me later” part!! 💛. Sending lots of love ~ and by the way, you hae such a lovely voice — enjoyed the reading lots yesterday!! ~ feels like you are right here too! xxoo Robyn

      February 13, 2013 at 11:40 AM

      • I am beyond late in this reply and my visits… please forgive me? 🙂 Life has been a whirlwind lately. I think of you throughout my days and always send my thoughts, prayers and love to you beloved friend! Thank you so so very much for your sweet praise with the audio. I do enjoy that so much…well reading Neil’s words anyway ;). And my tweet was inspired lol…because your work is always so beautiful and exquisite! Huge huge hugs ♥♥♥♥ !!

        February 27, 2013 at 10:39 PM

  36. Your perception of seeing the world is soo different and so original and innovative
    i am not sure that i am worthy to give you this award because you are a special blogger and i am just a starter so i am giving you a nomination of i would rather give you award of an Illuminating blogger. http://beginningofhopeadyasha.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/illuminating-blogger-award-this-is-yayyyy/

    February 13, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    • Oh what a lovely comment and gesture. Than you ~ I am honored and appreciate this, and your very thoughtful words today. Congratulations to you as well my friend ~ Love and Bllessings, Robyn Lee

      February 13, 2013 at 11:16 AM

      • Your sense of writing really inspires me a lot. Thank you very much 🙂

        February 13, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    • So wonderful to know this, and honored by our compliment. To inspire is such a blessing. Thank you ~ 🙂 RL

      February 13, 2013 at 10:44 PM

  37. Kev

    Robyn, You’re back! And stronger than ever. Wow, I wish I had written that! Beautifully done…I love it!

    February 13, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    • Oh thank you dear Kev ~ that is so wonderful of you to say 🙂 I’m actually still away on my healing project, but have laptop and wrote this here ~ after my exciting flying adventure. So thrilled you enjoyed ~ and sending love and light to you ~ RL

      February 13, 2013 at 10:41 PM

  38. RL King

    Always gorgeous Robyn. Love that pic from above the clouds.

    February 15, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    • Thanks so much LD ~ I am so glad you enjoyed – and also happy to see you ~ yes, this was from airplaine on way to city I’ve been living for a several weeks now… trying new rehab program here. Sending you lots of Love , and hope all is well by you my sweet friend ~ RL

      February 16, 2013 at 4:12 PM

      • RL King

        Oh…I do hope your therapy helps Robyn. Much love&hugs.

        February 20, 2013 at 9:11 AM

      • Thank you so much RL ~ has been a rough week– we will see what today brings. Much Love ~ x R

        February 20, 2013 at 11:51 AM

  39. Absolutely, beautiful!

    February 18, 2013 at 11:43 PM

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