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Clouds conjure a spell
Swept away in breath of wind
Suspended…in a kiss

© Robyn Lee


“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


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


“Everything in the universe evolves.
Nothing remains stagnant.
Life Moves.”

~Robyn Lee


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

~Kahlil Gibran

Pain Shadow II

On the deserted beach
I walk with a pain shadow.
Hip searing with each step
I move forward slowly.

My joint tears away.
A sharp arrow pierces through me.
I stop to find stillness yet the
pain shadow follows.

Gazing into the ocean,
I inhale deeply
then exhale with force
trying to release the pain.

But it won’t let go.

I must abandon this pain shadow.
This constant companion.
This unwelcome thing.
That has attached itself to me.

19 years of unrelenting pain.
Countless attempts to escape
to normal days, when the beach
meant walks and waves; picnics and laughter.

I climb the wooden stairs to look down
on the wide expanse of shoreline.
In pain I stand tall above the sprawling
desolate beach that goes on forever.

I envision myself burying the pain shadow
beneath the sandy surface,
deep in a restrictive dark hole
where it can no longer define my world.

And in that moment I am free.


“The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and power of contemplation…”


Candid subject featured in my photo today, contemplating life– while snapping photos of the 

Shinnicock Bay, is me

~ Robyn Lee

Special thanks to guest photographer, SBS, for capturing this moment!


I gazed into the lake for a while today, and then…the lake gazed back at me.
Robyn Lee

Pain Shadow

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Bitter empty air 
Cold flurries of white
It smells new