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These Days

 

They
say

.

these
days

.

come
only
once;

~

These
games

.

we
play

.

meant
just
for
us;

~

We
sit
and
watch

.

the
shifting
tide;

~

We
surf
the
waves

.

savor
the
ride;

~

 Winds
lift
us
high

.

though
just
so
far;

~

A
kiss
transports

~

us
to
the
stars;

~

These
whispered
words

.

we
shan’t
forget;

~

Invading
space

.

we
can’t
regret;

~

Like
sand
trails

.

with
no

end
or
start,

~

we

trace
a
path

.

through

.

timeless
hearts.

~~~

©Robyn Lee

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Blue Venus

Please
take
my
hand

~

It’s
time
to
go,

 ~

Inside
the
sea

~

of
passion’s
flow;

~

To
dance
on
waves

~

and

~

taste
the
tide,

~

 Invade
the
space

~

where
love
collides;

~

Submerged
beneath
the

~

clouds
and
moon,

~

Where
water
sings

~

a
sultry
tune;

~

 At
last
I’ll
kiss

~

the
heart
of
you,

~

and
fall
into

~

my
deepest
Blue.

~

©Robyn Lee

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To offer creative inspiration to a fellow-artist
seems, to me, one of the richest gifts
we might ever give, or receive.

This gorgeous “art gown”  entitled, Blue Venus was designed and created  by the very talented and brilliant Resa McConaghy of Queen’s end.

Resa is a professional costume designer, and this is her 4th in an exciting series of “art gowns” featured on her blog.

She explained that she was inspired to design this one for me, after enjoying many of my writings and photos here, featuring sea, sky and love. I could not be more touched and honored, and thus wanted to share this magnificent gown, fit for a goddess, with all of  you today. My poem, above, flowed from my pen and heart, almost instantly, after seeing Blue Venus for the first time.  Clearly Resa must  have intuitive powers, only having asked me about my favorite colors – and creating this fantasy gown that I truly adore.

Hope you enjoyed, and be sure to visit Resa at her Blog, Blue Venus « Queen’s end  to see  more photos of this stunning gown, and to learn additional details about the birth of her masterpiece. Thank you beautiful Resa ~  I will forever cherish this most incredible gift of your art.

Much Love Always
~
Robyn Lee

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Cast Ashore

where
debris
drifts ashore

~

forming
edges
and lines;

~

where
memories
tumble

~

and
hope
is
defined;

~

where
lovers
have
lingered

~

and

faith
has been
born;

~

where
sun’s
tender kiss

~

precedes
hurricane’s
scorn;

~

where
wind
swirls

its
promise;

~

embodied
deep in the
grain,

~

sculptures
of
life
grow

~

amidst
shadows
of
pain.

~

©Robyn Lee

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I  want to let everyone know that I will be leaving town this weekend for an undefined period of time.  I will be flying to another state to  consult with a medical professional in order to determine  whether I might benefit from  working with him privately on a very specific functional training program he developed, in efforts to help stabilize my joints, and better hold them in their sockets.

It is  past the 2 year mark now, since my bilateral hip surgeries ( arthroscopic repair of  labrum tears and bone impingement). I have done all humanly possible to recover  from this surgery , and regain some degree of normal function, but my situation continues to worsen, and the pain remains unrelenting.

As an update to My Story which I wrote about a year ago… it was recently determined that I have congenitally shallow anterior hip sockets (hip dysplasia) in addition to very loose ligaments (body-wide).  Thus this last  surgery in which my bone was carved, and joint capsule violated in order to do the repairs mentioned, did not serve me, and has seemingly rendered my joints more unstable.

I hope that I will be a candidate for this specialized training program with a functional movement expert I have sought out personally, and  have great faith in. Through dedication and hard work, I’m hoping to develop even greater body awareness, and gain enhanced  neuromuscular control of my ball/socket joints, increasing stability and reducing pain. As you might imagine, I  am trying desperately to avoid further surgeries, which  the experts warn, offer “no guarantees”.

Although I may be away  for several weeks now, I hope to have internet, and my wireless devices handy, and will  keep a good eye on everyone here ~ reading posts as much as possible, and hopefully posting some too.

Sending much Love and Light to all of you,
who have been, and continue to be
such an incredible source of strength
and inspiration in my life.

~
Robyn Lee


Walk With Me

Let’s take a walk
Come hold my
Hand

We’ll stroll along
Warm grains of
Sand;

Our toes sink in
And melt so
Deep

Smooth tumbled stones
Caress our
Feet;

We’ll step into
The breaking
Waves

Ionic breeze
Ignites our
Day;

And then you’ll stop
To stroke my
Hair

I’ll find your eyes
And hold the
Stare;

You’ll offer me a
Pink sea
Shell

I’ll hear the
Echoed truths it
Tells;

And when we reach
Our resting
Space

I’ll beg to kiss
Your salty
Face.

©Robyn Lee


A Feather Falls

Glistening feather lands
Upon moist crystalized sand
Hope is born again

©Robyn Lee

To view another image in this series, and learn more on multi-cultural symbolism associated with feathers
click here: Symbolic meaning of feathers


Gratify

“I come
To answer thy pleasure; be’t to fly,
To swim, to dive into the fire, to ride
On the curl’d clouds, to thy strong bidding task…”

William Shakespeare
The Tempest


Visibility

“The finest and most intricate details are often
imperceptible from a distance.”

~Robyn Lee


Submerged

“Yet it is in our idleness,
in our dreams, that the submerged
truth sometimes comes to the top.”

~ Virginia Woolf


Recharge

Turbulent swells
Cast me your spell
~~~
Distill perfect polarity
Inspire ion-charged clarity

~ Robyn Lee


Unremitting Love

~~~

“Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean
refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how
many times it’s sent away.”

~Sara Kay

Click here to Meet Sara Kay – Spoken Word Poet Extraordinaire « THROUGH THE HEALING LENS.


Illusion

“Sometimes I need to get lost in a field of illusion
in order to finally find my most
authentic self.”

~Robyn Lee


Wake Up

“The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you;
Don’t go back to sleep
.”

~ Rumi


Encircled

Rhythmic waves of the heart
Kaleidoscopic hues of the soul
Saltwater saturated flesh

Deeply immersed
Encircled

~Robyn Lee



Interlude

Together they fly
caressing the sky

Embraced in a dance
enthralled with romance 

When the wind says: DESCEND
the flirtation must end

 They tumble and fall
but remember it all

~ Robyn Lee



Collective Dreams

Dreams and prayers of an entire universe, all woven
into 
an ethereal blanket of gold.

~Robyn Lee

please visit Golden Threads ~ by David Whitman « THROUGH THE HEALING LENS, to read an enchanting poem inspired by this photo


Receive

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet,
and the winds long to play with your hair.”

~Kahlil Gibran


Ritual

“I Look For the Sacred in Everyday Living.”  ~ Robyn Lee

Please click blue link below to read my thoughts on ‘daily ritual’ :

Ritual « THROUGH THE HEALING LENS


Serenity

“You cannot perceive beauty, but with a serene mind.”
~Henry David Thoreau



Shelter


Protection

Press the blue link below to find out more about the wooden fence in my photo

Protection « THROUGH THE HEALING LENS

To check out the story behind this wooden gate, click hereProtection « THROUGH THE HEALING LENS