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He Moves Me

Shalt
not
disturb

^

As
I
observe

^

His
form
commence

^

A
primal
dance;

^^^

I
stop

to
stare

^

I
dare

to
near

^

Can
feel

the
flow

^

Caught
in

his
trance;

^^^

With
gentle
strength

^

A
fluid
length

^

His
motion
finds

^

Artistic
grace;

^^^

He
fills

his
soul

^

Then
empties
whole

^

and

^

Moves
me

to

^

His
sacred
space.

^^^

©Robyn Lee

598821_4868298350183_446568124_nWarm thanks to the wonderful gentleman featured in my post today for permitting me
to share this candid photograph. My subject {Muse} has respectfully requested anonymity to preserve his privacy.

~
Hope You’ve Enjoyed!

~

Much Love to All

~
RL


Our Path

“Come now
my
love,”

~

you
softly
say;

~

I
close
my eyes;

~

I
slip
away.

~

“Walk
swift,
our path,”

~

your
whisper
pleads;

~

I
find
my
breath

~

concede
my
need.

~

You
mark
the  trails

~

with
pines
of
gold;

~

You
guide
my
steps

~

whilst
truths
unfold;

~

Beneath
our
tree

~

I wait
for
you,

~

unearthing
dreams

~

we
never
knew.

~

©Robyn Lee

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Organic

Infiltrate
This
Wild
Green;

Rustic
Luring
Wintry
Scene;

Spiky
Thorny
Grassy
Grove;

Earthy
Treasures;
Sacred
Trove.

©Robyn Lee

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For This Moment

Just
for
this
moment

~

our
eyes
lock

~

and
we
feel
peace;

~

We
promise
silently

~

to
be
still
together,

~

enveloped
in the
arms
of
nature;

~

 To
behold

~

the
gentle
beauty

~

that
is
you

~

that
is
me;

~

The
world
gets
quiet:

~

a
breath

~

a
gaze,

~

and
then

~

you
are
gone;

~

leaving
me

~

to
wonder

~

if
our
meeting

~

was
merely

~

a
dream.
~~~

©Robyn Lee


Crystal Ball II~Dusk

Crystal ball glows
Purple
Red

Summons us, with
No words
Said.

  Quartz
Induced blurred
Trance-like
State;

We float past
Oak trees
Etched in
Fate.

 Jagged Rocks,
Our
Touchstones
Pure;

 Mud
Beneath
Earth’s anchored
Floor.

Indigo water,
Specter of
Light;

 Bath of
Rapture:
Consecrates
Night.

~~~
©Robyn Lee


My Crystal Ball

Gaze into
My
Crystal
Ball

Potential:
Limitless
No borders
Or walls.

Paths
Paved with
Gold

Translucent
Blue
Sky;

You
Needn’t
Hesitate, nor
Wonder
Why.

Winged creatures
Sing–
‘Welcome’
Invite you
To stay;

Emerald trees
Offer
Branches,
To guide your
Way.

So rub my
Crystal ball
And
Know,

The
Journey
Awaits us;
It’s time to go.

~~~
©Robyn Lee


Eavesdropping

“I wish I were like you,”
Said the forest
to the roaring river,
“Always traveling,
always sightseeing;

Rushing towards the pure domain
of the sea,
The kingdom of water;
Water,
The passionate, vigorous spirit
of life,
The liquid turquoise of light
With eternal flow …”

“But what am I?
Only a captive,
chained to the earth.
In silence I grow old,
In silence I wither and die,
And before long
nothing will remain of me
But a handful of ashes.”

“O forest, half-asleep, half-awake”,
Cried the river,
“I wish I were you,
Enjoying a seclusion
of living emerald,

And illuminated by moonlit nights;
Being a mirror
reflecting the beauties
of Spring;

A shaded rendezvous for lovers.”

“Your destiny, a new life
every year;
My life, running away from myself
all the time;
Running. running, running
in bewilderment;
And what is my gain
Of all this meaningless journey?
Ah … never having a moment of calm
and rest!”

“No one can ever know
what the other feels;
Who does care to ask
about a passer-by
If he really existed
or was only a shadow?”

Now a passer-by
Aimlessly walking in the shade
Comes to ask himself,
“Who am I? a river? a forest?
Or both?
River and forest?

~~~

Hope you enjoyed this wonderful story (and companion image of me listening to the
Forest and River converse 😉 ).
The piece is entitled Forest and River, written by
Jalal al-Din Rumi, with translation by Zhaleh Esfahani.

~~~
Much Love ~ Robyn Lee




Possiblility

“The spark that propels us forward,
is ignited by the possibility of what may lie ahead.”

~ Robyn Lee


Boundless

“The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to
sacrifice what we are for what we could become.”

~ Charles Du Bos

 featured subject today: Rumi the super-pup



Challenge

“Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.”

~ Joseph Campbell

Rumi, the super-pup, wishes everyone a wonderful weekend!!

Much Love ~ RL


Marvel

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.”
~ Aristotle


Potential

“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.”  ~John Muir


Entwined

Like parachutes and air balloons

or satellites and lonely moons


we’d still be drifting far apart

but thank the stars we are

~entwined

Much Love, Robyn

*lyrics from Jason Reeves’ song entitled, Entwined

 

Jason Reeves Entwined – YouTube

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Childhood Found

         

Lost Childhood

small footprints mark the earth
laughter woven into the wind
spirit children play

tossing stones
leaping into the air
each foot landing in its rightful space

under the watchful trees
on the hidden path
in the haunted glen

 childhood found

~
by Ivy

 

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