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Under Watch

Upon
your
throne

~

erect
and
tall;

~

Your
lofty
post

~

above
us
all;

~

Like
king

or
knight,

~

with
noble
reign,

~

defend
our
bliss

~

assert
restrain.

~

Beneath
your
watch,

~

with
strict
decree,

~

protect
our
lives,

~

Dear
Guard

~

of

Sea.

~

©Robyn Lee

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 feature image originally published 6/24/2012: Stillness


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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Blue Venus II


Waves
 of
inspiration

flow

from 
hearts
that 

love

~

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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.

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After admiring Resa’s spectacular masterpiece art-gown Blue Venus this weekend,
 Monica sent me a wonderful poem she composed, explaining
that
 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
Monica!

With so much Love
~
Robyn Lee

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~

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.

~
©Monica


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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Love Above …

Softly
hold my
tender
heart

~

Cushion
it
with
bliss;

~

Wrap me in
your
valiant
blue

~

Protect me
with
your
kiss;

~

Whisper
what
I need to
hear

~

Tell me
that
it’s
true;

~

Then
guide
me
through

~

this
sea
of
clouds

~

as
I

breathe

~

My
Love

~

in
You.

~

©Robyn Lee

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Thy Wings


To
kiss
flower

~

To
fly
so free

~

Upon
thy
wings

~

I
yearn
to
be

~

©Robyn Lee

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Click this link to enjoy a beautiful poem
entitled:  Ode To A Butterfly
by Thomas Wentworth Higginson

 


Up In The Air

Upon Silver Wings
Ambiguous Blue Brilliance
Through Windows of Hope

©Robyn Lee


Divide

Lines
Define

~

They
Separate;

~

Borders

~

Boundaries

~

Shields
of
Fate;

~

Beyond
the
Fences

~

That
we
Build,

~

a
Path

~

a
Link

~

True
Hearts
Fulfilled;

~

Where
Love
Flows

Like
Water,

~

Grace
Resides;

~

Moon
Beams

of

Light

Our

Sole
Divide.

~~

©Robyn Lee


She Spins


round – and – round she twirls

dreamer spinning fairy tales

 orbiting wonder

 


~~~
we came spinning
out of nothingness
scattering stars
like dust

the stars made a circle
and in the middle
we dance

the wheel of heaven
circles God
like a mill

if you grab a spoke
it will tear your hand off

turning and turning
it sunders
all attachment

were that wheel not in love
it would cry
“enough! how long this turning?”

every atom
turns bewildered

beggars circle tables
dogs circle carrion
the lover circles
his own heart

ashamed,
I circle shame

a ruined water wheel
whichever way I turn
is the river

if that rusty old sky
creaks to a stop
still, still I turn

and it is only God
circling Himself

~Rumi~


Clarity

Ascend blue and white
Transcend illusion of strife
Where all reflects light

©Robyn Lee

 


Ladder To The Sun

Follow me
Follow me
I found a ladder
To the sun;

One step at a time
That’s all it takes,
Join our caravan
Of fun.
~~~

We’ll travel above
Silk purple skies
Our chariots,
The clouds;

Our path of night
Lit up by stars,
Moon beaming
Full and proud.
~~~

We’ll sleep in beds of
Puffy white, while
Sun gods
Keep us
Warm;

They’ll protect us
From those gusty winds,
And shelter us from
Storms.
~~~

So follow me
It’s single-file
Climb upward
One by one;

For each step we take,
Each wish we make
Means our journey
Has begun.
~~~

©Robyn Lee

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Click here if you would like to see
Robyn Lee’s Own Little Sun-Climbers 15 years ago 


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


Calming Fear

pressed
like
a pancake
flat on
my back

help me
find
my arms
my legs
my breath

help me
feel
the warmth
see beyond
the fire

help me
float
between the
blankets of fear

~~~~~~~~~~
©Meryl Spiegel 2012

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Special thanks to fellow-blogger and friend, Meryl, who wrote this emotional poem for her own post last week entitled, HelpI was touched by her heartfelt words, and thought they would make an excellent companion for my feature image today. We are excited to share this collaboration, and hope you enjoy. Please visit Meryl’s site at Recovery Thru My Lens to view her photo, and read her own personal narrative, Help « Recovery Thru My Lens reflective of her post…sentiments many of us can empathize with.

Much Love ~ Robyn Lee


Cloud Rhapsody

 “I am the daughter of Earth and Water,
And the nursling of the Sky;

I pass through the pores of the ocean and shores;
I change, but I cannot die.”

The Cloud ~ by, Percy Bysshe Shelley 

I invite you to read Shelley’s poem ‘The Cloud’ in all of  its glorious entirety here
The Cloud ~ by, Percy Bysshe Shelley 


Her Ascent

She dares not question her guide
Ascending the spiral platform
Thirsty for calm.

Each step elevating her to the next
Yearning to reach her
Fateful destination.

Climbing up circular
Curves and winding
Steep  angles.

Her Shadow follows
Free of thoughts
No decisions.

Gripping the sturdy iron rail of
Stability, she arrives
At the vertex;

And under a thick canopy of
Reassuring clouds,
Closes her eyes

to see.

~~~~

© Robyn Lee


Tomorrows


“There is comfort in knowing that with each tomorrow,
we too may 
begin again.”

~Robyn Lee


Permanence

“There is a coherence in things,
a stability; something is immune from change
and shines out…in the face of the flowing, the fleeting, the spectral,
 like a ruby. ”

~Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse


Revealing ~ part II

“Quite often, the direction we face reveals not only
the sight before us, but something richer and deeper still.”

~Robyn Lee

Here I share with you another photo I shot yesterday, a companion to Revealing « THROUGH THE HEALING LENS in order to  ‘reveal’ to you more of the environment in which these photos were created. Enjoy 😉

Much Love ~ RL!!


Wake Up

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

~ Rumi


Aspire

“Unborn grapes cling to their vines,
hoping and dreaming of life as wine.”

~Robyn Lee


Attract

“It is only when you love yourself deeply and without condition,
that it becomes effortless to attract the very thing
your heart desires most.”

~Robyn Lee

You might recall meeting the fellow pictured below in my post entitled,
Observe « THROUGH THE HEALING LENS

 He and the mermaid above have not yet met, and reside in different locales,
but I expect they will find each other very soon. 😉


Unreachable

“To focus dauntlessly on that which may seem unreachable
and far away, may be all that it takes
to set your soul ablaze.”

~ Robyn Lee


Protect

Her curtains are drawn, as ducks convene
The stage is set for rest and dreams;

Most will slumber through and through
Others sacrifice sleep, to protect their crew.

~ Robyn Lee

The following is a bit of duck trivia that I found fascinating, demonstrating how, even at the most primitive level, living beings instinctually develop systems to protect their own. If you examine my photo above, you can see which ducks are ‘protecting’ this evening.  Enjoy!

Much Love ~ RL

Dr. Niels Rattenborg has studied sleep patterns of birds, including ducks. He monitored the brain waves of ducks as they sleep and learned some interesting things. Ducks often spend the night together as a group, often sleeping in a row. The ducks on the end of the row or outside of the group are easily spooked by any movement nearby.

They sleep with their eye away from the group open, while the other eye is closed. Rattenborg found that one of the hemispheres of the brains of these outside ducks was functioning at 100% capacity while the other hemisphere was in sleep mode. Apparently the duck has the ability to sleep with half the brain at a time asleep while the other half is fully responsive to the environment.

There is an obvious advantage to this system. Not only is the duck protecting itself by being constantly awake on the side that danger might come from, but the duck is also protecting the other ducks in the center.

References:
Discover, May 1999
Scientific American, May 1999