Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression

Blue Venus II







On Monday I received an email from my dear friend, Monica,
a very special lady I  first crossed paths with in the fall of 2010.
Facing similar challenges, Monica and I found the gift of friendship
after meeting on an internet medical support forum. Since that time,
we have become sisters of the soul… And, for this, I’m so grateful.


After admiring Resa’s spectacular masterpiece art-gown Blue Venus this weekend,
 Monica sent me a wonderful poem she composed, explaining
 she was inspired by the stunning gown, combined with
the spirit she envisioned I would wear it.

I am deeply touched by her graceful heart, and
wanted to share her poetic healing words with each of you today.

 Paired with a shadow self-portrait, please enjoy this 3rd level
of artistic inspiration born of Resa’s  Blue Venus
Truly captivating verse, crafted by a very
talented poetess, and
beautiful friend.

Thank you

With so much Love
Robyn Lee



Wrapped in clouds and sky

her footfall gentle on the sand

eyes shining with bravery

trailing tranquility in her wake.


 Garbed in shimmering blue

Grecian goddess dancing

with iridescent fish from the sea

to the melody of hope and love.


Floating in sapphire silk,

singing to the ocean and stars

the wind answers back

as she walks like the night,  in beauty.


52 responses

  1. Beautiful writing. It’s always good to have an understanding supportive person in you corner.

    February 20, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    • Thank you so much Kim ~ yes Monica is truly a brilliant poet and treasured friend! So happy you enjoyed this!! ~ x RL

      February 20, 2013 at 11:00 PM

  2. Dear Robyn,
    Monica has beautiful insight.
    I see why you love her.
    I’m very honored and inspired … again!!!
    I love the pic of you and Monica, and your Blue Venus on the sand is stunning and gorgeous.
    I send a lot of love to you – Resa xo

    February 20, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    • Aww – thank you so much Resa. Yes – she is a love, – and an amazing poet/artist too. So grateful for your intitiating this chaiin of inspiration with Blue Venus. You’re desinging this art-gown has brought so much light to me and others who have shared in this ~ Thrilled to be part of it all.
      So happy you enjoyed the new additions here today: Monica’s poem and the shadow portrait that I thought most represented what wearing Blue Venus on beach might be like 🙂 Love and Gratitude Resa ~ x RL

      February 20, 2013 at 11:07 PM

      • What a lot of fun you are Robyn! I keep looking, and I just can’t get over how gorgeous your “Blue Venus”, your blue shadow on the beach is! xo -RM

        February 21, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    • You are so kind Resa…. Shadow is fantasy image of your art gown on me! Happy you approve!…and yes this was so much fun! ❤ Love your way!

      February 21, 2013 at 9:06 PM

  3. Jueseppi B.

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    Absolutely beautiful.

    February 20, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    • So much thanks to you JB ~ once again , am honored to know you enjoyed and reblogged this! Gratitude my friend ~ Much Love ~Robyn Lee 🌅

      February 20, 2013 at 11:08 PM

      • Jueseppi B.


        February 21, 2013 at 12:18 AM

  4. What a great friend, beautiful poem and it fits you. It seems correct… Thank you Monica for loving Robyn. Hugs to you Robyn, feeling energy positive today? I sense you have it coming your way… Love-Sheri

    February 20, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    • Thanks so much dearest Sheri ~ yes – this poem was such spontaneous treasure to recieve. Monica has been sending me mail and care packages while I’m away ~ and while she is dealing with challenges of her own. She is a special friend indeed and so forutnuante we met across this technologoy. Thank you for hugs too Sheri — I am spiritually in a good place but physically it’s not going as well as I’d hoped….Although I am mastering the techniques here — seems body rejecting a lot of the work (rebounding) and theory is there may be more obstacles that have not been defined. Keeping hopeful ~ maybe I’m in “belly of the whale” and will triumph yet? Hope you are doing well over there yourself — are you feeling stronger and ajusting to meds management plan… Keeping you in heart always ~ X RL

      February 20, 2013 at 11:21 PM

  5. These beautiful words amazed me…. love the image too Robyn.

    Love & hugs,

    February 20, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    • Thank you so much dearest Mei ~ thrilled you enjoyed this post ~ and sending you warm hug and love ~ x RL

      February 20, 2013 at 11:22 PM

  6. Waooooh … It is nice and beautiful …

    February 20, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    • Thank you so kindly Folasade ~ Thrilled you enjoyed it 🙂 ~ RL

      February 21, 2013 at 1:46 AM

  7. Julie Catherine

    What a beautiful, loving, inspiring poem … and it does ‘fit’ you so wonderfully, Robyn! I adore the blue sapphire shadow photo – a picture of grace and elegance that is absolutely you! Love this. ~ Gentle hugs and lots of love, Julie xoxox

    February 20, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    • Oh Julie ~ so happy you enjoyed it. Know Monica will love your own poetry and although she does not blog (still working on her) she does write stunning poetry herself – so will refer her to your blog for sure!! Thank you for your compliment on the shadow portrait too ~ it was done this past summer and I never used it — but when I saw the dress, it occurred to me that this photo could represent me in such a magical elegant gown.. Thank you so much sweet friend ~ means a lot and am sending you hugs and love right back ~ x RL

      February 21, 2013 at 1:50 AM

  8. Love this!

    February 20, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    • Oh thank you so much S & C ~ soooo appreciate and delighted you enjoyed it 🙂 ~ x R

      February 21, 2013 at 1:51 AM

  9. That is certainly a poem for you all right – fantastic!

    February 20, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    • Aww – thank you Julie ~I was tickled to be honest ~ Monica made some magic with her words here. So grateful! Sending Love ~ x R

      February 21, 2013 at 1:53 AM

  10. Both are beautiful-i love the intense blue. i missed one -it may have been the Venus because when I clicked to read more I got to your site and it said “whoops! Sorry that page is not available.” So good to be able to see your site again.Tee Hee! 🙂

    February 20, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    • Thank you dear Jane… it is an amazing shade of blue… I agree! Interesting about my site connection — wonder what WP was up too then… So glad you are back here , and thrilled you enjoyed this!! x RL

      February 21, 2013 at 1:56 AM

  11. Two great verses or poems on one post… wonderful.. great that you have the support and friendship with such a talented person… your sharing must be fantastic… I’ve read a bit on FB about what your trying to achieve and to be fairly honest I understand some of it but not all… but I see what you are trying to achieve and I hope you get there… love to you all…

    February 20, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    • Aww thank you lovely friend. Yes – something about connecting with others in friendship — and to be able to collaborate and share this way is even richer, I agree. Monica has similar issues – and we had our hip surgeries nearly the same time… so lots of bonding for us girls over these years. The blessings that are born of difficult times – makes you think.. Thank you for caring too bd ~ yes complicated to some degree… basically trying to learn to live with broken parts… but seems my case may even more complex than I thought. I am learning so much here about proper neruomuscular control of muscles and joints… just have not encountered my miracle yet — will keep trying!!! Lots of Love ~ x RL

      February 21, 2013 at 2:09 AM

  12. victoriaaphotography

    Nothing like beautiful verse and kindred spirits to lift the soul.

    February 21, 2013 at 1:15 AM

    • Thank you so much Victoria — yes – was sot touched by Monica’s vision and poem ~ had to share. Totally on target – kindred spirits indeed!! Lots of love ~ xo R

      February 21, 2013 at 2:11 AM

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  14. It is so good to know that there is a compensation for the challenges you have to face – such wonderful friends.
    I hope you can all continue to be the wind beneath each other’s wings as time goes by warm wishes, Valerie

    February 21, 2013 at 1:22 AM

    • That is beautiful Valerie “wind beneath each other’s wings” ~ it is so accurate too — Thank you for such lovely insight — so much appreciate you ~
      x RL

      February 21, 2013 at 2:12 AM

  15. i’m still in between the words of this beautiful poem ~~ and such a stunning picture! much love xxo

    February 21, 2013 at 1:41 AM

    • Thank you so much dear Poojy ~ “in between the words…” that is exactly how I felt when I first read it — sort of swimming in her eloquent flow of verse…. and also touched you liked the shadow photo of me ~ thought it might represent me in this gorgeous dress Blue Venus ~ Resa certainly started some “waves” here with her generous heart…. Sending love your way sweet friend ~ x RL

      February 21, 2013 at 2:15 AM

  16. Monica

    Thank you everyone for such wonderfully warm comments about my poem to Robyn and about our cherished friendship. Truthfully, it was remarkably easy to compose a poem about Robyn — she, just by being her angelic self, is a captivating and magical muse (and Resa’s “art dress” was lovely inspiration as well) – the words just emerged effortlessly. I am grateful to all of you for being an endearing and supportive part of Robyn’s life – I know the blogging community she is part of means a lot to her. And I am overjoyed that so many others also see the radiance, grace, and pure love that is Robyn’s soul – she is one who makes a difference in the world just by being in it.

    February 21, 2013 at 12:44 PM

  17. Oh Monica ~~ you are here!! Thank you for your heartfelt and wonderful words to all my amazing blog friends … in many ways these guys/gals are like an extended family, and am so happy to introduce you through this fantastic medium and your poetry. I know they will be so happy to read your loving comment. I love this poem so much — and now am just thrilled to have it here displayed in my blog — posted for all to see and for me to revisit whenever I need a lift. I still love the concept of this ‘contagious inspiration’ –Resa designing the gown and then the waves that seemed to flow from that initial spark. Monica – so grateful to have you in my life ~ and all the radiance you see in me is merely a reflection of your own — you do know that, right? ~ Love you much !! xo

    February 21, 2013 at 10:05 PM

  18. Oh, this is beautiful! Your friend is certainly talented!

    February 21, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    • Thank you so much Fergi ~ yes, Monica is a talent and a wonderful and treasured friend too ~ Sending you lots of love ~ Robyn

      February 25, 2013 at 6:32 PM

  19. What a beautiful tribute to you, dear Robyn….and I love the blue-purplish tint to the image….hope its all helping to heal….xoxmeryl

    February 22, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    • Yes, was such a nice surprise — all of this lovely art ~ really helped brighten my darker days here. So glad you liked my treatment of the shadow image too ~ wanted to keep in line with the “blue” ~ and seemed to remind me of Resa’s custom designed Blue Venus ~ Sending love and hugs ~ Robyn

      February 25, 2013 at 6:35 PM

  20. Sweet all around . . . Blue gown . . . Photo . . . Poem . . . But most of all a true friend.

    February 22, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    • Aww – thank you so much Mindy. I agree — true friend the most of all!! x RL

      February 25, 2013 at 6:32 PM

  21. Love the self-portrait!! Just beautiful, as is the inspirational blue dress!

    February 26, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    • Oh – thank you so much Nine Cent Girl! Very thrilled to khow you liked the self-portrait of my shadow ~ This dress has surely inspired a ton of art — really appreciate ~ much love ~RL

      February 27, 2013 at 1:00 AM

  22. Kev

    Beautiful. 🙂

    February 26, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    • Thank you kindly dear Kev ~ thrilled you enjoyed this 💙

      February 27, 2013 at 1:01 AM

  23. Your Venus Shadow on the beach…wow….LOVE it! and hoping your doing well dear fiend. you are always such an inspiration to so many dear Robyn, such a truly special and gifted friend you are. warmest wishes to you with giant healin hugs Robyn, looking forward to hearing more from you soon! Wonderful post as always dear one!

    February 27, 2013 at 2:17 AM

    • Aww – you are very kind dear Stan ~ glad you liked it. Was from summer and maybe I did not feel inspired to share till Resa presented me with Blue Venus! ~ sort of had that vibe to it I think. I am making some slow progress here figuring out this mysterious body of mine… will wrap it up next week and head back home … has been an adventure. I hope you are doing well and having fun! ~ Much Love, RL

      February 28, 2013 at 5:33 PM

  24. What a beautiful heart connection expressed through the most touching of words.

    February 27, 2013 at 9:40 PM

  25. Thank you so much dearest LuAnn! Very glad you could sense the heart connection Monica and I share ~ indeed her poem was incredibly touching — so happy to be able to archive it here- and share with those like you who I know appreciate! Much Love to you always, Robyn

    February 28, 2013 at 5:38 PM

  26. This is the gift that keeps on giving. Monica’s theme portrays you as a very special person, ethereal almost. Separate from your poetry and photographic talents you are clearly a woman apart and I am all the more appreciative of being able to enjoy the fruits of your mind.

    March 2, 2013 at 6:28 AM

    • Lovely comment once again Mike ~ I am touched. Yes – the gift that keeps giving …. I love that idea. Beautiful Monica did honor me with her enchanting words here. “Ethereal” ~ well if only I had such power… Probably as an ‘archetype’ I could gravitate to the sky though ~ and yet parts of me are pretty much rooted in the earth (Capricorn and everything)… thank you for your very kind words and insights. I always appreciate!
      Much Love to you ~ RL

      March 2, 2013 at 2:26 PM

  27. Just beautiful….hope you gals don’t mind if I borrow that divine blue dress for the day 🙂

    March 5, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    • Any time at all Little L ~ thank you sooo much. It is a pretty special gown isn’t it?! Sort of a fantasy dress for me. Much Love dear one! ~ RL

      March 8, 2013 at 12:10 PM

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