Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression

Love’s Wings

Guide the way,
I’m  by
your
side

~

We’ll fly
beyond a
vast red
sky;

~

Above
the sea’s
ecstatic
waves

~

Around
a solar
flame
engraved;

~

You won’t
see me, but
feel my
fire

~

Pure heat that
fuels your
soul’s
desire;

~

There are no
rules, nor
risk…or
will

~

On
wings
of
love

~

where
worlds
stand
still.

~

©Robyn Lee

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87 responses

  1. WOW!

    March 16, 2013 at 1:48 AM

    • Thank you dear Jane !! 🙂

      March 16, 2013 at 11:43 AM

  2. Beautiful words and what a glorious sunset… one of the most …. most…. most.. words fail me!!!!!

    March 16, 2013 at 1:52 AM

    • Oh Valerie — so happy you were touched ~ speechless is good 🙂 ~ x RL

      March 16, 2013 at 11:44 AM

  3. Amazing sunset. The poem fits perfect.

    March 16, 2013 at 1:57 AM

    • Thanks so much Kim — Very happy you enjoyed ~ x RL

      March 16, 2013 at 11:45 AM

  4. Another gem!

    March 16, 2013 at 1:58 AM

    • So much appreciate that Lady Lovely! Thank you!!! x RL

      March 16, 2013 at 11:46 AM

  5. The photograph is spectacular Robyn. Excellent. I’d like to have been standing there in the moment and felt the rays while viewing such glorious color. With a lovely poem matching the moment so precisely dearest friend of mine. I love this one. Truly inspiring (of course), much love to you, Penny xo

    March 16, 2013 at 2:42 AM

    • It was a pretty spectacular moment Penny ~ thank you! Our winter sunsets here are actually my favorite to photograph. There is something about the winter lighting that is unique in this land. I should research why, but have heard it from other photographers as well. Almost magical skies … So happy you enjoyed in conjunction with the inspired poem (btw – the little bird is what inspired my poem most … but doubt anyone has noticed him )
      🙂 Love to you my beautiful friend ~ RL

      March 16, 2013 at 11:49 AM

      • Alas I did not notice him Robyn, his freedom to fly in the setting sun was missed because of the beauty of the sun overpowering the simply beauty of that which was so inspiring to you. As you and I both have witnessed before, the rare and special beauty of life’s riches lay in the simple things so frequently missed. Thank you for pointing him out to me bestest friend of mine! You are much loved, Penny xo

        March 16, 2013 at 2:34 PM

  6. Now reading the words and anticipating the photo.. I guessed it was a sunset or sunrise.. and then to see I was right gave me pure delight… but oh wow damn .. what a marvelous photo accompanying such marvelous words… Awe struck as usual by your creativeness.. damn your good..

    March 16, 2013 at 3:34 AM

    • Ahhh – interesting that this time you guessed! I think maybe I’m getting to be predictable then …uh oh?!! It is a very pretty scene, if I do say so myself. And inside info – it was the bird in flight (did you see him?) who inspired the words —the sunset was just the ‘chorus’ for me here 🙂 ~ So grateful for your wonderful comment my friend ~ Love to you ~ RL

      March 16, 2013 at 11:52 AM

      • I did spot the bird but my eye was so drawn to that almost sheen on the water,, that just blew my socks off that i never connected the bird to the words… damn caught out again.. so you see your not predicable… love to you..

        March 16, 2013 at 12:05 PM

      • 😉 ~ oh I’m so relieved— don’t want things to get boring around here – ya know ~ lol!!! xRL

        March 16, 2013 at 12:16 PM

  7. Beautiful sunset…beautiful words 🙂

    March 16, 2013 at 5:09 AM

    • Thank you so kindly dear Darren. Very much appreciate your lovely comment today 🙂 ~ x RL

      March 16, 2013 at 11:53 AM

  8. Wow, Robyn!

    March 16, 2013 at 5:14 AM

    • So glad you liked it Julie ~ did you see the bird??! xo RL

      March 16, 2013 at 11:54 AM

  9. Beautiful words and a most stunning photo Robyn xx

    March 16, 2013 at 6:59 AM

    • Ruth, thank you so much dear friend… I’m thrilled you enjoyed 🙂 ~ xo RL

      March 16, 2013 at 11:55 AM

  10. Thanks for uploading the shot at full resolution – it’s a remarkable, stunning and professional image (even if the downloading reminded me of a rusty old 33kb modem circa 1989). Paired with your poem I would call this a good day’s work – a satisfying thought I’m sure. Great stuff Robyn

    March 16, 2013 at 7:30 AM

    • Thank you Mike! Interesting you mentioned the resolution. I was going to watermark photo as I usually do, and every time I uploaded the watermarked shot – I was disturbed by the way the tiny bird in flight appeared. It was as though the watermark process totally reduced the clarity and definition… something I’d not noticed before. So since I’m not major proprietary about my photos anyway, I decided to use the original file and forgo the watermark in exchange for preserving this bird’s integrity in the photo (the bird was my muse actually 🙂 ) … So sorry for the slow download though – but hope it was worth the wait ~ Thrilled you enjoyed the package my friend… Much Love on this weekend ~ RL

      March 16, 2013 at 12:01 PM

  11. Ahhh…

    March 16, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    • Such a lovely compliment Jewels ~ so happy you can feel the peace here — Thank you x RL

      March 16, 2013 at 12:02 PM

  12. victoriaaphotography

    At the risk of sounding repetitive………Wow!
    Stunning sunset and matched with beautiful verse.
    Well done.
    V
    xo

    March 16, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    • Thanks so much Victoria — just had a little exchange with Mike…and maybe you would know from photo perspective … when we “watermark” our photos do we sacrifice clarity and definition? I opted not to watermark this one because each time I did – I noticed my little bird in flight lost integrity there… now wondering what I’ve sacrificed in the past having used the watermark — or if it is the watermark program I’m using … hmmm?? So happy you enjoyed — and appreciate always ~ RLx

      March 16, 2013 at 12:05 PM

      • victoriaaphotography

        To be honest, I have no idea Robyn.
        On my old desktop, I used the Picasa ‘signature’ tool in the bottom right hand corner and never ever noticed a lack of clarity in my own photos, but it might have been too subtle for my poor vision to see (although I can tell when my focus is a bit ‘softer’ or ‘blurred’ when I review my images on the large 27″ screen).

        If I thought you’d done something weird in a photo, I would probably tell you (in an email, not in your comments section).

        March 16, 2013 at 7:21 PM

  13. Perfect sunset, perfect poem, perfect message.

    March 16, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    • Thank you so much dear Roxi. And your’s is a ‘perfect’ comment to behold on this Saturday afternoon~ so appreciate 🙂 ~ RL

      March 16, 2013 at 12:26 PM

      • You are very welcome my friend 🙂

        March 16, 2013 at 12:49 PM

  14. Dear Robyn,
    I felt like I was being carried by Wings of love as I read your beautiful poem, and what an exquisite photograph. Thank you so much! I just love coming here to visit. Kisses and hugs to you! – Resa

    March 16, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    • Oh Resa – thank you so much for taking this flight with me 🙂 I am so happy to know it moved you — Yes – this beach is close to my home and the winter makes the most amazing sunsets here…. So happy you enjoyed it — always love to have you visit — So much LOVE ~ Robyn

      March 16, 2013 at 6:04 PM

  15. Beautiful words to go with your beautiful photograph; that’s some sunset!

    March 16, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    • Thank you mybeatufiulthings !! So happy to know you enjoyed 🙂 Yes – we get amazing sunsets here in the winter — lighting is special ~ so blessed! Much Love, RL

      March 16, 2013 at 6:05 PM

  16. WOW! Magnificent Robyn! Blessings to you! Robyn

    March 16, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    • Thank you dearest Robyn – so happy you enjoyed so much ~ need to get you out for a sunset visit and some photo-shoots one day 🙂 Much Love ~ RL

      March 16, 2013 at 6:06 PM

  17. Gorgeous sunset shot Robyn and I believe one of your best poems. 🙂

    March 16, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    • Wow – thank you LuAnn ~ So appreciate your wonderful message — Sending hugs and love ~ RL 🙂

      March 16, 2013 at 6:07 PM

  18. Touched and in awe! what a beautiful sentiment and photo! 🙂

    March 16, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    • Thank you so much dearest Joe! I appreciate and am very happy you enjoyed! 🙂

      March 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM

  19. Wonderfull!!!
    Hi
    Claude

    March 16, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    • So much thanks dear Claude!! Appreciate ~ x RL

      March 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM

  20. Robert Gregory

    Awesome!

    March 16, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    • Thank you kindly dearest Robert ~ you are too! x RL

      March 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM

  21. Robyn,
    I think this is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever read…, full of really powerful emotion. Really liked it a lot.
    Paul

    March 16, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    • P.S. Happy St. Patrick’s Day !!!!!

      March 16, 2013 at 11:37 PM

      • Hope it was wonderful – thank you!!

        March 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    • Oh my Paul — that is incredibly lovely to hear… I am so happy to know — and thank you from my deepest heart ~ x RL

      March 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM

  22. Oh My Goodness – Phoenix colours – Heavenly plus plus plus …..:) Overwhelmed 🙂 xxxxxx
    love xxx C
    some music to go with your beautiful post xxx
    LOVE LOVE AND MORE 🙂 XX

    March 17, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    • oops i put a whole playlist of mine there – LOL 🙂 sorry = it’s playing 🙂 this is the song i wanted to send – 🙂 LOL still morning kind of ?> http://youtu.be/TonrJLsps2s 🙂

      March 17, 2013 at 1:11 PM

      • “Yellow Halo” ~ Loved it!! Thank you from my heart! xo

        March 17, 2013 at 10:52 PM

      • isn’t it beautiful 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 😉 thought you may like 🙂 xxxxx heart heart HEART XO

        March 18, 2013 at 8:01 AM

    • Thank you dear Cat – happy you enjoyed it!!… that means a lot. Beautiful music and video too… am watching — but see you said it’s the one below… I will go listen too!
      Love to you sweet friend! So much Love xo RL

      March 17, 2013 at 10:50 PM

      • and To You RL – Good morning xo 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 xo

        March 18, 2013 at 8:00 AM

  23. Good morn, dear sweet Robyn~ i’m playing catch-up this morning and thought i had commented on this wondrous post of yours but a quick scan tells me i just thought i did. 🙂 ah well… detox will do that to you, let me tell you..

    i am wondering how you be? hope settling in ok. i remember back a few nights ago determined i would return and now don’t know to which i was returning to but it was about your adventure in healing? anyway i know we were in a conversation and am determined to find it again…. wish me luck darling, and take care of YOU. btw this photo is absolutely stunning. xox

    March 17, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    • Hi Linda… I just found a few messages of yours sitting in my pending folder. Not sure why your comments are being held for approval but I will keep an eye out for them from here on.
      I am having ups and downs and all-arounds — not very sure of much here…I know you asked about the autonomic nervous system above.. YES – it is a huge issue for me. When my muscles clamp down over nerves and blood vessels (especially in the neck/head area)… it causes a whole cascade of issues – carotid artery is impacted, bloodflow to head, euststacian tubes etc. All systems get hit and until I get the joints where they belong, and he muscles to tame – I feel very much like something ominous is happening (vision is effected, heart rate skyrockets, eating and sleeping impossible etc.).. No medication helps this…to me it is akin to some kind of seizure… (funny because my sister’s dog has hip dysplasia an when her hip slips out of socket… she has a true seizure every time <goes to show how the nervous system reacts to our muscle/skeletal status)… for me it's always a matter of working the joints/muscles to get things in their proper place … I usually can feel something "pop" back in place and then everything calms down. So the work I'm doing (from my Chicago training) is intended to help me keep things stable and control my movement patterns to stay "in" more — thus less autonomic and less damage/injury too. It really is an entirely differnt kind of approach to pt than anything I've experienced… have been through dozens an dozens of pt programs over 20 years. … Oh on the ball – it is one tool used to help teach the brain to allow the limbs muscles (front of thigh) to let go and allow the femurs to "drop back" into their sockets… There is visualization and breathwork that goes with the elevation — and then movement (extension of legs) is incorporated too. As a progression we take the ball away and teach me to do the same thing without it, and with legs elevated in air being held by the deep abdominal muscles (transverse) – initiating movement from proper muscles (not the front of hip)… Let me know how you are doing ~ glad you liked my Love's Wings Sunset … it's a pretty beach here near my house. Sending so much love and prayers for your continued recovery xo RL

      March 19, 2013 at 12:30 PM

  24. Robyn, I love this………for the underlying vulnerability and the fearlessness that is love. Beautiful, my friend. Absolutely beautiful. ~ Love, Bobbie

    March 17, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    • Oh Bobbie – thank you so much. Yes -love … life … it is all fragile and vulnerable isn’t it?! but yes, very beautiful as well… So much Love and Gratitude ~ RL

      March 17, 2013 at 10:51 PM

  25. “On
    wings
    of
    love

    ~

    where
    worlds
    stand
    still.”

    So lovely delicate and touching Robyn! I really enjoyed reading it. Much love to you ~~

    March 18, 2013 at 2:22 AM

    • Oh poojy, thank you! ~ I am so thrilled you were touched by this… yes – don’t worlds stand still when we find those “wings” ??! Sending so much love to you this day ~ x rl

      March 19, 2013 at 12:31 PM

  26. Renee Braunstein

    That photo is beautiful and also the poem

    March 18, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    • Thank you so much Renee… very happy you enjoyed it !! xo Love , R

      March 19, 2013 at 12:32 PM

  27. Happy Landings!

    March 19, 2013 at 6:47 AM

    • Ahhh… yes TBT — aren’t they always so happy when we fly with such “wings’ ~ 🙂
      sending love ~ Robyn

      March 19, 2013 at 12:33 PM

  28. Wow, beautiful! Such a glorious, fiery sunset!
    The words are so creative and inspirational!

    March 19, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    • Thank you so much Fergi — that means a lot — sending you so much love ~ Robyn

      March 21, 2013 at 12:55 AM

  29. Amazing photo Robyn!! -AB

    March 19, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    • So happy you enjoyed it Arash ~ Lots of Love your way!! ~ RL

      March 21, 2013 at 12:55 AM

  30. ajaytao2010

    I Nominate you in for an award,
    please choose any one of them

    please accept and oblige

    http://ajaytao2010.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/a-bouquet-of-awards/

    March 20, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    • Ajay, thank you so much dear friend… this is a true honor and I appreciate with all my heart! ~ much love – RL

      March 22, 2013 at 11:39 AM

      • ajaytao2010

        oh my god dont speak like this we are friends, no thanks
        just enjoy dear. I will be honored

        March 22, 2013 at 11:45 AM

      • Love and Blessings ~ always appreciate your kindness dear Ajay!

        March 22, 2013 at 11:48 AM

      • ajaytao2010

        thanks this is the spirit

        March 22, 2013 at 11:53 AM

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  32. I love seeing sunlight on the water!

    March 21, 2013 at 12:42 AM

    • So happy you enjoyed – yes sunlight on water is very magical! ~ 🙂 RL

      March 22, 2013 at 11:39 AM

  33. Kev

    Pure beauty!

    March 21, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    • Thank you so much Kev ~ thrilled you found joy here 🙂 ~ much love ~RL

      March 22, 2013 at 11:40 AM

  34. No rules and no will I am with you 100%, but what fun is it without some risk? (I could fall, but I could fly!!!!)
    Beauteous. ~Regards, Dan

    March 22, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    • lol ~ you know Dan… I thought about that too as I wrote this… but then decided in this “state of being” … the concept of risk just does not exist 🙂 It is still loads of fun though, this I assure you. Thank you dear friend. I so appreciate and happy to see you!! x RL

      March 22, 2013 at 3:35 PM

  35. WOW! Love how the setting sun turned out! So relaxing and beautiful 😀

    March 27, 2013 at 1:49 PM

  36. Lovely rhythm to this. Would love to know the freedom that bird knows, if only for a day 🙂

    April 17, 2013 at 6:35 AM

    • Thank you so much dear Darren! I so agree – it (the freedom) has to be a wonderful ‘place to be’ indeed! 🙂 Much Love ~ rl

      April 17, 2013 at 2:18 PM

  37. Love the light that you are and the flow you bring… march on brave and beautiful one.

    June 24, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    • You are very kind Christopher…thank you so much for your warm words, and for taking the time to explore my musings here today. I have spent some time at your place as well ~ and very nice to know your friendship. Love and Light Always, Robyn

      June 24, 2013 at 5:08 PM

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