Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression

Sands Of Time

As
moments
flow

~

imprints
remain;

~

Impassioned
tides

~

kiss

shimmering
grain;

~

I
reach
for
you

~

and

~

touch
your
hand,

 ~

whilst

~

Eternity

~

stirs

in
the
sands.

~

©Robyn Lee

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99 responses

  1. Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    As per her usual…..another beautifully magical post from Me. Robyn Lee.

    April 6, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    • So very grateful JB ~ thank you dear friend – I am most honored! ~ Much Love, RL

      April 6, 2013 at 9:18 PM

      • The honor is all mine Ms. Lee. Ciao Bella.

        April 6, 2013 at 9:59 PM

  2. a beautiful piece

    April 6, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    • Thank you kindly dear Noah ~ so appreciate 🙂 RL with love

      April 6, 2013 at 9:19 PM

  3. Delightful. You always capture beauty in your words and photos. Masterful.

    April 6, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    • So touched Millie ~ means a lot to me… and so thrilled you enjoyed! ~ love and light ~ RL

      April 6, 2013 at 9:20 PM

      • You are always an inspiration.

        April 7, 2013 at 8:49 AM

      • Thank you Millie :)xr

        April 7, 2013 at 9:40 AM

  4. Beautiful words and photograph.:)

    April 6, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    • Thank you so kindly mbt , sending love your way ~ RL

      April 6, 2013 at 9:21 PM

  5. embullum

    Beautiful words as always xx

    April 6, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    • Aww – thank you dearest Elizabeth ~ sending you hugs and love ~ RL

      April 6, 2013 at 9:21 PM

  6. A beautiful journey.

    April 6, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    • So happy you enjoyed dearest Kim ~ thank you kindly 🙂 x RL

      April 6, 2013 at 9:22 PM

  7. What beautiful photography and words Robyn. Stunning all round

    April 6, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    • Flattered by your words dear Alastair ~ thank you so much! – much love RL

      April 6, 2013 at 9:23 PM

  8. Beautiful as always.
    B.

    April 6, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    • B. thank you so much dear friend. Honored to know you enjoyed! ~ love and light always, xrl

      April 6, 2013 at 9:24 PM

  9. amiga! i was thinking of you about half an hour or an hour ago, and here’s a new and very beautiful post! it’s lovely! hope you are feeling better! z

    April 6, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    • Thank you so much dearest amiga ~ you must have been really tuned in .. was debating when I should post – and maybe the energies came through because of your thoughts 🙂 Yay ~ Love and light , RL

      April 6, 2013 at 9:26 PM

  10. Lovely my dear friend. Absolutely love the poem. Together with the image dream of true love. Blessings, Robyn

    April 6, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    • Thank you so much Robyn! So thrilled you enjoyed — true love, yes and all the lovers that ever loved “stirring in the sand” ~ Eternally ….
      Hugs and eternal love to you always, RL

      April 6, 2013 at 9:35 PM

  11. Seems we were of like mind in our thoughts, Robyn. The sea creates powerful visions and you put them into beautiful words. I posted a piece about the sea just yesterday. X
    Paul

    April 6, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    • Thank you so much dearest Paul ~ it is so true- the sea is powerful and magnificent. I am thrilled you enjoyed this — and yes – I did get to savor your latest post finally – wow! I wrote you there, and mentioned it actually had some things in common with a post I did a while back ~ https://throughthehealinglens.com/2012/08/25/the-finale/ You and I have a thing for the sunsets and Tides 😉 ~ Love & Light RL

      April 6, 2013 at 9:40 PM

  12. Beautiful words Robyn and picture. ‘Imprints remain’ – I like that idea of how we all leave our marks wherever we go. Sending love to you dear friend xx

    April 6, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    • Thank you so much dearest Ruth… yes, i think the imprints do live on — and energies of eternal love are probably very abundant at the beach 🙂 So happy you enjoyed – and hoping you are doing well ~ love and light — RLx

      April 6, 2013 at 9:42 PM

  13. Hello Robyn, your opening words set the stage for the sentiment and feelings that follow, perfectly expressed through your written poem. Each word has a value. Each value adds to the understood meaning. Each meaning adds to the shared experience and the photograph perfectly illustrates your beautiful and eloquently written words! Sigh, Just perfect! (yes I know I used the word perfect 3, now make that 4 times – just making a point vbbb of mine – did you catch it?) much love to you dearest one ~ Penny xo

    April 6, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    • Oh Penny, my wise and dearest friend… -I am quite flattered by your words of praise… So happy you enjoyed my simple verse. Looking at this couple, I imagined all the couples that ever graced this beautiful shoreline… the energy of the collective love, eternal love, that lives on in these grains of sand. Very thrilled you enjoyed the combination of poetry and image here… always value your input! Thank you and LOADS of love ~ RL

      April 6, 2013 at 10:38 PM

      • I don’t think I’d use the word simple, perhaps refined, a distilled essence using just the right words Robyn. I like your thoughts about the energy of collective love and eternal love, being absorbed by the grains of sand, I sigh just thinking on it. I love everything you present creatively. It’s always a work of art, so always a pleasure to enjoy and comment on dearest friend, sleep well tonight, I do hope there has been some improvement with your therapy, As always I send positive healing energy your way. Love you, Penny xo

        April 7, 2013 at 2:02 AM

      • Thank you Penny ~ it is funny when i write sometimes, I keep chopping away words — must like the “refined” effect 🙂 Yes – I knew you would see the collective energy in this as well. It’s a lovely thing to contemplate, isn’t it. Thank you again for all your loving encouragement. Still not where I want to be on the physical – but wont give up…. much Love to you dearest friend ~ XRL

        April 7, 2013 at 9:43 AM

  14. Very fine.

    April 6, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    • Thank you so much dear Bumba! Appreciate! ~ RLx

      April 6, 2013 at 11:24 PM

  15. chills….. so beautiful Robyn… as always 😉

    April 6, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    • Thanks so much dearest Roxi. That is a most wonderful compliment – especially from you! x RL 🙂

      April 6, 2013 at 11:45 PM

  16. I spent this past weekend at ocean listening to the waves coming into shore and feeling its awesome power. I don’t believe in much, but I do believe in the ocean.

    April 6, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    • So do agree with you Charlie! When I’m in the presence of the sea — there is little doubt there is more to this life of ours than we realize…
      So appreciate your lovely words ~ keep believing! 🙂 RL

      April 6, 2013 at 11:47 PM

  17. Oh Robyn,
    You always make me fall in love again, with what I’ve eternally loved ….. and that is love in itself. Thank you my dear friend for your artistry of words and images. Love Resa xoxo

    April 6, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    • Oh Resa ~ I hear you! To be in love with love ~ and know it really is eternal – and all encompassing — really amazing to think about. I am so happy you enjoyed, and deeply touched by your most thoughtful words. So much Love ~ Robyn

      April 6, 2013 at 11:49 PM

  18. eremophila

    Timeless elegance. Superb.

    April 6, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    • Aww – thank you so much eremophila – I am so touched… and truly thrilled you enjoyed this so! x RL

      April 6, 2013 at 11:52 PM

  19. Another gem you have here!

    April 6, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    • Lady Lovely – thank you soooo much ~ very flattered! Love to you ~ RL

      April 6, 2013 at 11:53 PM

  20. Pure magic.

    April 6, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    • Thank you dearest Julie ~ so appreciate you! x RL

      April 7, 2013 at 12:31 AM

  21. This is just lovely!

    April 6, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    • So glad you enjoyed Arlene! Thank you 🙂 ~ RL

      April 7, 2013 at 12:31 AM

  22. This is lovely; ah the joy of togetherness! Love and Light, Jane

    April 7, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    • Thanks so much Jane. So happy to know you enjoyed this… yes — Eternal Love and Light to you my friend ~ Robyn

      April 7, 2013 at 9:45 AM

  23. beautiful words..especially, ‘eternity stirs in the sands’

    April 7, 2013 at 2:23 AM

  24. Thanks you so much dear nightlake. Yes, yes…. I so agree that particular line was very powerful for me too. It represents ALL the love and ALL the lovers that ever graced those beaches — their eternal energies that live on long after they are physically gone. I am not sure if it everyone felt that — but I am thrilled you seemed to have captured the essence of what I was getting at here ~ So much Love and warm wishes your way! x RL

    April 7, 2013 at 9:54 AM

  25. Very beautiful. The words embrace love. The image reminds me how much I miss the water, which is still frozen here. There is something so connecting with the flow of water and humans. Wonderful post.
    Jane

    April 7, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    • Thank you so much Jane. So happy you enjoyed, and yes – the water is so soothing and healing. I hope for yours to melt soon, and for the waves to sing their lovely song to you… So appreciate your visit today! ~ Love and Light, Robyn

      April 7, 2013 at 7:15 PM

  26. Splendido amica cara!!!!
    Un abbraccio fraterno
    Claudio

    April 7, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    • Grazie mille Claudio … sei così gentile ~ Amore a te ~ 🙂

      April 7, 2013 at 7:06 PM

  27. Stunning as always xx
    “impassioned Tides …………..” ……………….. your verse is gorgeous 🙂 xo Love it xx Huge hugs – C xx

    April 7, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    • Thank you so much my dearest Cat. I’m thrilled you enjoyed ~ and yes ‘impassioned tides’ are the best aren’t they? You be good to yourself young lady — I know you are a busy bee these days…don’t forget to breathe and … remember the lavender! ~ love to you!

      April 8, 2013 at 6:14 PM

  28. Timelessness stirringly implanted in your words and your photo Robyn in this well-conjoined combo.

    April 8, 2013 at 3:58 AM

    • Aww- thanks so much dearest Mike. Yes, something very timeless about beach love isn’t there? So appreciate your wonderful comment! Love and Blessings ~ Robyn

      April 8, 2013 at 6:16 PM

  29. Beautiful words and pictures. Thanks Robyn

    April 8, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    • Dr. Bill – thanks soooo much! I am very happy to know you enjoyed this~ Sending Love and Light ~ Robyn

      April 8, 2013 at 6:17 PM

  30. Robyn I feel like your recent poems have become a bit more intimate and passionate and I appreciate that. It’s always wonderful to read you opening up and sharing your beautiful words and thoughts with all of us. On a separate note, have you been able to harness some of the energy and recovery from your time in Chicago and put it into action in your everyday life? Is your healing going any better since you’ve been back? Much love to you dear -AB

    April 8, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    • Why thank you so much Arash. I do get a little passionate at times when I escape into the images and writing… I would say it’s always “good therapy” for me when I can do this 🙂

      ~ As for me and my rehab… it is interesting. I am stronger in body and have improved awareness of mechanics… but I’m still dealing with what i consider unacceptable pain levels ( 24/7). I fear it just may be such a structural issue (shallow hip sockets and oddly angled femurs) that even with all the most diligent (and passionate) effort – I may not be able to control this thing (like 2 puzzle pieces that don’t fit together) ….. Considering seeing surgeons again – but would prefer not … so will give it some more time and effort.

      On a positive note, today I did a something very bold — got on my bicycle (has been years) and rode around my neighborhood. I have a very cool bike that has a motor assist if i need it. As it turned out, I was very strong on the bike (no motor needed) – and actually felt less pain riding than i do walking or standing. Definitely stronger for having done the rehab —

      I’ve got upper body issues as well as the lower – so there is a lot to deal with… I’m not giving up though – and if i can get to ‘tolerable pain’ and good function – would be thrilled. So that’s my update — how about you? Are you home from Utah? I hope some of that great energy came home with you too!! The technology/imagery in the facility there was just amazing! Sending Love and Light ~ Robyn

      April 8, 2013 at 9:30 PM

      • Those are big developments Robyn! Riding a bike is great news and that must feel so liberating to be able to do something like that after so long. I’ve always been such a big fan of bike riding exactly because it’s low impact so I’m happy to hear you were feeling strong with it. That said, I’m sad to hear that you have so much pain all the time. I can only imagine how hard it must be to deal with that and I wish I had a suggestion for you but I’m happy to hear that you don’t want to give up. Never give up! Our bodies WANT to heal. Our minds want to heal. Those 2 things go together beautifully and it’s up to us to harness that strength and fight with all that we have.

        I’m home from Utah and had a great trip. It was truly helpful for me to learn from their program and I’m rejuvenated for my recovery. I’m hoping and wishing for the best in the near future. Much love -AB

        April 8, 2013 at 10:39 PM

  31. This is amazing! I’m in awe at how you are able to convey thoughts and images so beautifully!

    April 8, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    • Aww.. thanks so much dearest Fergi. So flattered. Much Love and Blessings ~ Robyn

      April 9, 2013 at 11:53 AM

  32. victoriaaphotography

    Such wonderful words and so beautiful in their simplicity.
    A perfect match for the image too.

    I so admire your skill with words.

    I started back on the poetry trail late last week, but never finished writing the verse.

    Time flies so quickly these days. I sometimes worry that I won’t get to achieve all I want in this age of retirement.

    Love & Healing wishes. Vicki xo

    April 9, 2013 at 2:46 AM

    • Thank you dear Victoria. I am touched by your lovely compliment and so glad you enjoyed! Oh how exciting – you are a wonderful writer/poet. It would be so amazing if you could combine some poetic verse (even if only a line or 2) with your magnificent photography. Make it easy for yourself by keeping it simple. Julie was the one who encouraged me back when – told me to write “my own quotations” for my photos… 🙂 I thought she was crazy! Sending lots of love and hugs ~ Robyn

      April 9, 2013 at 11:58 AM

  33. So pretty, Robyn. Is that your picture at the bottom? It’s lovely.

    April 9, 2013 at 8:15 AM

    • Thank you Shackled! Yes -Most of these are my photography… the image usually comes first and serves as “muse” for words. Sending Lots of Love and Light! RL

      April 9, 2013 at 11:42 AM

  34. Kev

    You really know how to capture the mood of your pictures with your words. And I love your new pic (the cap is a nice touch Robyn) 😉

    April 9, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    • Thank you kindly Kev! I am so happy you thought this worked well together. It is true most always I start with the image and then the words somehow come (i’m not always sure how ) Oh ~ am delighted you thought my new gravitar was ok. You are first to notice ~ a bit of my silly side :)- so was a little shy using it! Much Love ~ RL

      April 9, 2013 at 9:30 PM

      • Kev

        It becomes you! Please, don’t ever be shy! lol

        April 9, 2013 at 9:50 PM

      • 😉

        April 10, 2013 at 1:44 PM

  35. Reminds me and Inspires me to get up in the Morning and run with my dog (Best Friend & Life Saver) on the Beach – Dewey Beach this Weekend!! Keep writing and Hope this finds you free of pain and Enjoying Life – Cheers!

    April 10, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    • Oh yes – Pat — remember to run with your beloved doggie 🙂 May the weekend be beautiful and perfect for your running adventure. Thank you so much – always appreciate! RL

      April 10, 2013 at 1:45 PM

  36. Beautiful picture and words 🙂 So talented Robyn! Have you thought of putting a poetry book together?

    April 12, 2013 at 2:20 PM

  37. Your smiling words are so very refreshing to embrace…they lift one’s spirit! Have a beautiful weekend Robyn!

    April 12, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    • Thank you so much Wendell — you too have a lovely weekend! I just left “your place” — so much wonder and love over there — enjoyed myself very much! ~ Love – RL

      April 12, 2013 at 4:09 PM

  38. Simply beautiful! 🙂

    April 17, 2013 at 6:28 AM

    • Darren than you so much dear one ~ I appreciate ! 🙂

      April 24, 2013 at 10:58 AM

  39. Delightful Robyn! words and picture – huge inspiration for myself dear friend, thank you! love and light ~

    April 22, 2013 at 2:08 AM

    • Oh Poojy ~ so much thanks for this lovely comment! Inspiration for you — makes me happy to know 🙂 x Love, R

      April 24, 2013 at 10:59 AM

      • 🙂

        April 24, 2013 at 1:05 PM

  40. Robyn, thanks for your loyalty in reading my blog. I enjoy yours as well. beebeesworld

    April 23, 2013 at 9:21 PM

  41. Beautiful Thoughts and Desires ……. and such illustration…!!

    April 29, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    • Thank you so very much dear Kazi! This photo brought up a lot for me! Blessings a nod Love! RL

      May 3, 2013 at 8:08 PM

  42. Robyn, Your writing is magical and evocative! Thank you for sharing your imagination with the world. I’m so thrilled we’ve become friends through our online activities and the spirit that we share. -Pam-

    May 2, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    • Oh Pamela…thank you so very much for your beautiful comment. So happy you enjoyed. I too feel so lucky to know you through this amazing forum. Sending hugs and lots of love! X RL

      May 3, 2013 at 8:11 PM

  43. lovely 🙂

    May 10, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    • Thank you so much Naresh~ I so appreciate, and happy you enjoyed! ~ 🙂 RL

      May 13, 2013 at 1:50 AM

  44. You are one among the great findings I have found out from here, Robyn! ❤ 🙂

    PS: I'm not kidding ya here! 😛 😀

    Rahul

    May 10, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    • You are too kind Rahul. Thank you so much for that. Very glad to have met your acquaintance! ~ Love & Light – Robyn

      May 11, 2013 at 1:10 AM

      • You are most welcome, Robyn! 🙂

        Rahul

        May 11, 2013 at 6:20 AM

  45. Been a while since I have been here, Robyn. However, I must confess that your “thoughts” have grown even more beautiful and thoughtful. *smiles*

    May 12, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    • Oh I am so moved silentfingers. Thank you so much. I guess my writing has changed and evolved over time. I’m sure it goes with evolution of soul and contemplating life 🙂 Very grateful for your visit ~ and wishing you love this day… x Robyn

      May 12, 2013 at 11:35 AM

  46. Hi…I feel really honored to nominate your blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. If you’d like to accept this award, please visit think link for more details:- http://dreamlenz.com/2013/06/06/more-awards/

    Cheers!
    Naresh

    June 6, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    • So touched by your thoughtfulness Naresh. Congratulations to you as well my friend – much deserved! Blessings and Love ~ Robyn

      June 6, 2013 at 11:57 AM

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