Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression


Celebrate Love




Please enjoy this timeless, and very
beautiful poem that echoes
my own sentiments about
the transcendent
natural force
we call





Unending Love, 1889
by Rabindranath Tagore


I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times…
In life after life, in age after age, forever.
My spellbound heart has made and remade the necklace of songs,
That you take as a gift, wear round your neck in your many forms,
In life after life, in age after age, forever.

Whenever I hear old chronicles of love, it’s age-old pain,
It’s ancient tale of being apart or together.
As I stare on and on into the past, in the end you emerge,
Clad in the light of a pole-star piercing the darkness of time:
You become an image of what is remembered forever.

You and I have floated here on the stream that brings from the fount.
At the heart of time, love of one for another.
We have played along side millions of lovers, shared in the same
Shy sweetness of meeting, the same distressful tears of farewell-
Old love but in shapes that renew and renew forever.

Today it is heaped at your feet, it has found its end in you
The love of all man’s days both past and forever:
Universal joy, universal sorrow, universal life.
The memories of all loves merging with this one love of ours –
And the songs of every poet past and forever.


Much Love on
Valentine’s Day
and  Always,

 ❤  Robyn Lee

47 responses

  1. Robyn, that is one killer sunset! I absolutely love, love, love, the way you captured the reflection on all the little pebbles in the lower right foreground. Almost looks like someone sprinkled jewels all over the beach. Just beautiful!!!

    February 14, 2013 at 6:26 AM

    • Thank you so much dear Jeff! I am so glad you noticed those pebbles!! I too loved the effect of all the sparkles….and wondered if anyone would notice — and might I say, it does not surprise me that you were the one who did!! 🙂 Something magical about the way they reflected the light… YES – like jewels!! ~ totally unintended of course -but you know I’m very much a beginner. 🙂 ~ Also — thought I was getting your posts in my reader and just realized had not been — so made up for some lost time and tried again to sign up. Sending lots of love to you and yours this day ~ 🌷 RL

      February 14, 2013 at 10:27 AM

      • How could I not notice them! To me they add so much to the photo. I hope you don’t mind, but I like them so much that I’ll be attempting to steal your idea the next time I’m shooting a coastal sunrise. I only hope I can capture them half as well as you did.

        Yea, that’s why I never use the “follow” button and only subscribe to the blogs, like yours ;-), via email. I don’t even remember about the reader half the time. But if I get the notification in my inbox I’ll remember to take a look. I’ve come across several blogs I’d like to follow, but they don’t have an email subscription option so I don’t bother. I know I’ll never remember to look in the reader.

        February 15, 2013 at 6:57 AM

      • And thank you for all the likes, and especially the love! I hope you and your loved ones had a spectacular Valentine’s Day!

        February 15, 2013 at 6:58 AM

      • Most welcome and my pleasure. ☀

        February 15, 2013 at 2:26 PM

  2. Beautiful poem for a beautiful photograph.
    Carlos tu amigo…

    February 14, 2013 at 7:15 AM

    • Thanks so much dearest amigo ~ so appreciate, and happy you enjoyed…wishing you a lovely day today 🌸 RL

      February 14, 2013 at 10:28 AM

  3. Loved the poem, and the photo is amazing! Thank you for sharing it 🙂

    February 14, 2013 at 7:22 AM

    • You are so very welcome shadowheart ~ and thank YOU for such a thoughtful comment today ~ appreciate and wishing you a wonderful day! ~ 🌻RL

      February 14, 2013 at 10:29 AM

  4. Robyn,
    I DID enjoy the poem, immensely !!! …and your wonderful invocation at the beginning. The accompanying picture is beautiful. Where did you find this magnificent sunset? Happy Valentine’s Day.
    Love and Hugs,

    February 14, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    • Isn’t it a wonderful piece Paul ~ I can read it over and over ~ never tire. Thank you for your lovely words re: my invocation ~ and photo. This special sunset photo is just my local beach ~ 1 mile from home…. I was trilled to be able to witness such a magnificent display right at the start of the new year. Have held the picuture until now ~ So happy to share – and may you and yours enjoy a wonderful Valentine’s Day as well! ~ 💐RL

      February 14, 2013 at 10:33 AM

  5. Hi Robyn,
    How lucky are you living that close to a) the sea, and b) a sunset like that .. beautiful picture!
    I had noticed the stones too , but I thought it was my monitor. Now I know, it makes the picture even better 🙂

    Your beach must be a fabulous place to go in the summer.
    I’ve always wanted to live near the sea, but where we live now is pretty much smack in the the country , aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas far away from the sea as it’s possible to be over here 😦

    A great poem too Robyn, hope you’re having a wonderful Valentines day 🙂
    love n hugs

    February 14, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    • Thank you dear Seadog ~ yes it is wonderful to live so close to beautiful beaches… Summer especially but have come to really appreciate them even in winter months. This sunset was January — so very cold — but also peaceful. We need to move you closer to sea ~ especially given your name… 🙂

      So happy you enjoyed the post my friend ~ and happy Valentine’s Day to you as well… Much Love ~ Robyn 🌻

      February 14, 2013 at 6:47 PM

  6. Amazing sunset shot Robyn. Happy Valentine’s Day to you. You have chosen a beautiful poem to represent love.

    February 14, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    • Thanks so much LuAnn ~ so happy you could enjoy it, and also had appreciation for this special poem… I knew you would! Happy Valentine’s Day to you my dear friend ~ Much LOVE ~ Robyn 🌷

      February 15, 2013 at 1:11 AM

  7. The photography, words and sentiments are wonderful and beautiful, graceful and gentle, warm and so very loving ~ exactly like the author/poetress,photographer, and amazingly brave and courageous woman who blogs here! All my love, Penny xoxoxoxo

    February 14, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    • Oh thank you dearest Penny ~ you are always so generous with your love and encouragement. I appreciate- and am happy this warmed your heart some. It was a lovely January sunset at home ~ was blessed to witness it. The poem I’d found a while back and waited for the right moment and photo to pair with ~ love it too… and love to you always ~ Robyn 💐

      February 15, 2013 at 1:13 AM

  8. Happy Valentine’s Day to you Miss Robyn.

    February 14, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    • And likewise Mr. Jeb. thank you for your lovely wishes ~ sending love to you and yours ~ Miss Robyn 🙂

      February 15, 2013 at 1:14 AM

  9. To me, Valentine’s day is just a reminder to maintain and explore love every other day of the year. Thank you for this post Robyn. I wish you well and hope that your days are filled with love. -AB

    February 15, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    • Exactly how I feel Arash ~ was hesitant to even do a post emphasizing the day because every day needs to be dedicated to giving and receiving Love ~ in my humble opinion… Do hope I made this statement in my own way here. So happy to hear from you ~ hope those dreams are continuing… and will need to come over and see what’s new over there. Have been ups and downs here ~ but staying encouraged. Lots of Love to you dear friend 🌻 ~ RL

      February 15, 2013 at 5:07 PM

  10. That was absolutely breathtakingly beautiful thank you for the view… yes I’m referring to the words.. they somehow magically do make the picture worth looking deeper into. Do so without form. 🙂

    February 15, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    • Oh thank you so much Mr. Clark Kent!! I am deligted and honored to recive your lovely comment today. Yes I agree, the words here do bring you back to the image — and concept of ‘forever’ being real in the face of Love — as a force of nature…

      Blessings and Love to you – so enjoyed your V Day post too! ~ and so much appreciate your visit here and insightful thoughts
      ~ RL 🌺

      February 16, 2013 at 1:06 AM

      • Thank you for reading.. sometimes I am enamored by what comes from energy.. so I just say what comes from there. I see that happens to you as well. Thank you for being here! CK

        February 16, 2013 at 1:23 AM

  11. It is a very beautiful poem, dear Robyn. It is no wonder I was inspired to do an “Art Gown” for you. It is finished, and I am working on the post today.
    There’s a lot of pics to sift through. They are very beautiful and I call the gown “Venus Blue” and tie it in with sculpture.

    February 16, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    • Oh Resa Thank you sooo much~ I could not have dreamed of a more beautiful gown… Blue Venus ~ yes — art at its finest – no question about that! I Love it – and ever-so-meaningful coming from you, brilliant friend ~ Love to you ~ Robyn

      And once again– Breathtaking!! xxoo

      February 16, 2013 at 8:13 PM

      • How wonderful that we are sharing a creative and meaningful moment!
        I love “Blue Venus” she is definitely a work of art.
        Yes, WP glitches… I’ve had a share. I will look into it. Thanks for the heads up on that!

        But you checked in, and you’re here and I couldn’t be happier!
        It’s breathtaking because my inspiration is breathtaking.

        February 16, 2013 at 8:21 PM

      • I agree – sooo amazing this blogsphere is… to bring kindred spirits together this way… Now, how did you know I go for the “harem look” ?? lol – I will have to send you photo of me in costume I wore to Halloween party in 1994 ~ also special affinity for I Dream Of Jeannie ~ you must be psychic!! I will plan to feature Blue Venus soon here…(hopefully by next weekend)… want to do something special with some words -and if you don’t mind — treat photo a bit too… dreamy ~ enchanted ~ exotic effect – then will link to your post — Nothing more special than an artist finding inspiration in me, somehow — thank you beautiful soul for this gift! ~ xo RL

        February 16, 2013 at 8:50 PM

      • Robyn,
        You can treat a photo(s) of mine any way you are creatively inclined!
        Like I said .. if you need something I’m happy to oblige. If you want a picture file , just let me know.

        Robyn, beautiful artist you are, you have me thrilled beyond belief to see what you are up to.
        xoxo – Resa

        February 16, 2013 at 9:02 PM

  12. Hi Robyn,
    I just nominate you for the Most Influential Blog Award of 2012, please check http://meirozavian.wordpress.com/2013/02/17/most-influential-blog-award-of-2012/.
    Congratulations and have a beautiful Sunday.

    With love,

    February 16, 2013 at 11:58 PM

    • Thank you so very much dearest Mei! I am honored and delighted, and thank you for this lovely gesture. Also congratulations to you too. Sending much love and gratitude ~ Robyn Lee 🌷

      February 17, 2013 at 2:13 PM

  13. Wow Robyn, what an absolutely beautiful post. The photographs is stunning and the words touched my heart. Reading this post was a great way to start my day. Thank you.

    February 17, 2013 at 5:43 AM

    • Oh thank you so much Rick ~ very flattered that you enjoyed the image — for me a new camera (DSLR) and still learning. Also thrilled you were touched by the words I chose to accompany it ; I am also quite moved by this classic piece by Tagore… speaks to the heart of the artist, the poet and the love we all are ~ Sending wishes for a wonderful Sunday and a bright week ahead! 🌊🌾 Robyn

      February 17, 2013 at 3:16 PM

  14. Checking in on your Dearest Robyn….I hope you had a SPLENDID Valentine’s! Hoping all is well with you (I noticed a wonderful feeling with all your responses above). Hoping all is amazing with you…sending much love to ya! Hope to be back and “a’ bloggin” soon. LOVE the image (poems is nice too, be I really prefer yours!)

    February 17, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    • You are such a love Stan — thank you for checking. It was a quiet Valentine’s Day for me — though beautiful dozen roses at my lobby when I arrived home from my rehab training. So happy you loved this image too (maybe my favorite of the sunset shots I’ve done thus far)… and not to worry — new fun “Robyn Lee” romantic poem on the way from me — to honor my special Blue Venus gown created by our lovely friend Resa ~ Any moment now so stay tuned! xo RL 💐

      February 17, 2013 at 4:34 PM

  15. What a great poem! You are a fantastic poet.

    February 20, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    • Aww – so sweet Sara — I do write a bit of poetry but this one can’t take credit for …. Tagore wrote in 1889! I took the sunset shot though ~ and do adore this poem – especially in honor of Valentine’s Day ~ x Much Love, Robyn

      February 20, 2013 at 5:46 PM

      • Oh haha. Actually I was wondering but I just assumed. It is a great poem. And that is a really nice photo too.

        February 20, 2013 at 7:26 PM

      • So happy you enjoyed!! Lots if live your way today!❤

        February 20, 2013 at 7:58 PM

  16. Glorious photograph. Love is by far the most popular theme in WordPress poetry and I have read quite a few. Many are fervidly pining, others are delightfully sexy, some drench the reader with gushes of emotion and now there is this one – a calm voice speaking of matured love in a considered manner right down to the punctuating breathing points. Not for the first time I find your words and phrases blended into thoughts that could only come from a remarkable mind that refuses to accept an iota less than the purest interpretation. The entire dynamic of this ode to love is carefully shaped in tone, breath, metre, diction, weight and judicious metaphor. Listen to yourself:

    ‘…Clad in the light of a pole-star piercing the darkness of time’.

    I envy your perspicuity (and also the one whom this piece speaks of).

    [Possible housekeeping: 2nd stanza – ‘its’ for ‘it’s’ (X2)? And the 3rd, ‘along side’ – one word?]

    February 20, 2013 at 7:22 PM

  17. Oh dear Mike ~ you are so wonderful to share all this — but I must confess — this poem is not my own — Unending Love was written in 1889
    by Rabindranath Tagore (there is link to his bio above poem and under titel) ~ can you imagine it was written so long ago
    … I selected it to post with this photo for V Day ~ just loved it and thought perfect compliment — timeless and forever…. ‘

    “…Clad in the light of a pole-star piercing the darkness of time” ~ probably my favorite line that you made mention of ~
    Thank you dear friend — always so happy to hear from you~ ! RL

    February 20, 2013 at 8:04 PM

  18. Your poem is so very lovely Robyn, and breathtakingly timeless! I felt the energy in every word, every line, and the whole of it’s elegance! I have read many poems in my life, but yours is truly exquisite and spellbinding. Awesome write, and thanks for sharing it, i feel blessed to have read it today…have a wonderful Sunday my friend!

    February 24, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    • Thank you dear Wendell ~ I am so glad you enjoyed, though cannot take credit for the write here …as was done in 1889 by Rabindranath Tagore. I too felt so moved by it when I read it, that had to share along with my image (above) for this day intended to celebrate Love ~ It is classic an timeless – I have to agree — and very special ~ So happy to know it touched you as well ~ Much Love ~ xo RL

      February 25, 2013 at 12:28 AM

  19. Touched me so very deeply….wow… I felt I was with the ancient poet….divine and seemingly brought me home. I get this; I get this so very well. xo

    March 11, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    • Oh Sam — so happy to see you and know this touched you too… yes – the “ancient poet” — clearly had a depth of insight and universal consciousness that goes deep into the core of the human heart that is genuine Divine Love ~ It’s a special piece I thought – and needed to share here. Very thrilled you ‘get it’ too !! Much Love to you sea sis ~ R

      March 12, 2013 at 1:28 PM

  20. seattlecharlie

    Beautiful image and touching words.

    March 23, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    • Oh thank you so much Charlie! So appreciate that!! ~ RL

      March 23, 2013 at 11:20 PM

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