Evermore…

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There on a sandy seashore…
Waves crashing…
Warm gentle breeze…caresses seductively…
Softly blowing…playing with my hair…

I sit and stare…
Majesty of the sea…
Escaping reality…

All senses heightened…
Suddenly aware of everything…and nothing…

Watching…waiting…
Sand between my toes….
Salty spray envelopes softly…enticing…gently…

Tranquillity…
The sea whispers…

Secrets of the ages…
Eternal treasures…

Brought ashore for me to explore…
Gifts to see, touch, discover…
Cherish…

Footprints in the sand…
Trail of my journey…
Washed away…nevermore…

Till the next tide…

When there’s even more to explore…

Evermore…

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Poem Copyright © 2012 Christina Brownlee  ~ Photo Credit © Robyn Lee

I would like to express my most sincere gratitude and appreciation to Robyn for generously sharing her gorgeous photographs in this collaboration with me.

Thank you Robyn ~Dearest friend ♥♥!! ~

57 thoughts on “Evermore…

  1. Christina your poetry takes my breath away. The collaberation between yourself and the very gifted Robyn Lee (Her beautiful photographs of sea and sand as the Ocean washes in its treasures) is a perfect match. Way to go both of you. I am so pleased to be the first to comment on the two of yours lovely post. Just wonderful!

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    • My whole life I’ve watched, learned, and admired you and your various talents. Art, Writing,Business, Baking, anything and everything with so much talent. It is an incredible gift to have had you as my teacher/mentor/mom…and I am grateful for that every single day! Grateful for you, for your gentle (and sometimes not so gentle ;p ) encouragement to always strive for more, reach further, dream bigger.

      You taught me that NOTHING is impossible….if we only try. I remember being interviewed for a school newspaper article in the 8th grade about who my hero was…it was you. Do you know what’s changed since then? Nothing ♥ !

      Your genuine praise and pride in me and my newfound writing endeavors mean more than I can tell you. Thank you for always having my back, having faith in me when I didn’t, and for walking along side of me in this new journey…. I love and appreciate you so very MUCH ♥♥♥♥ !!!

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        • I don’t know about your other followers, but I hope they realize half the fun of your blog is your interaction with your mother. On one hand it feels like I’m prying into your personal business, but I’m such a huge fan of beautiful stories, I can’t help myself…lol. This is the best mother/daughter story barr-none!
          I was going to say something really nice about your above poetry but your mom raised the bar so high, I don’t want to embarrass myself attempting to one-up your mom’s complement…lol

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          • Thanks Chris, we are very close which means we also have very colorful conversations upon occasion usually accompanied by a lot of laughter, which means I also find you a breath of fresh air. Keep doing the voodoo that you do so well! 🙂

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            • I just might end up being that annoying neighbor that keeps coming around whenever you have something on the grill…lol
              I love laughter and if your house has it, I’m there!

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              • Lots and lots of laughter increasing exponentially with each passing day (moving away day for in-laws is down to 10 days, oh happy day! 🙂

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                • And you know, I feel SO fortunate that I got on the bandwagon early enough where I get to witness all this, as it unfolds in real time 🙂

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                  • Thank you. Real life drama. Except it’s time for the good times and laughter part. I did tell Christina we could be a reality show, we’re all reasonably good looking, lots of animals, with an unbelievable backstory…she wasn’t too excited about it though 🙂

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                    • You know, if you nobody brought that up, I was going to bring it up…lol. You and your kids definitetely have the good gene, gene of beauty! Very very good looking family there, and I think your family would absolutely smash other loser families thats on TV(kardashian comes to my mind).
                      Lets wait till exlaws leave town, maybe she’ll change her mind then…lol. Let me know if you need some reinforcement to convince her, I can be quite convincing at times…lol

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                    • Well that’s good to know, totally, will keep in mind! lol.Thanks for the compliments, I appreciate them very much! 🙂

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                    • When mom mentioned the reality show…back in the day when some insane action or another was like a constant barrage of unreal jaw-dropping craziness…we both joked that even if we did make a reality show….no one would believe it was true LOL! Funny and so sad at the same time.

                      I did think of putting one of those countdown special widget thingys on my blog to their moving away date LOL! :p

                      AND I do not doubt for one moment you could be very convincing…still can hear that “Zen voice…..” :p

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                    • oooh, maybe its your turn to do the “horrible then, funny now” blog 🙂
                      countdown clock would be a good idea. Maybe I’ll sync mine to your date, since I got nothing better than Christmas coming up…lol.
                      Hearing zen voice? You haven’t heard anythiing yet! hahaha

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                    • LOL!! I did it! ;D Woohooo!!! haha….why do I have this feeling that your absolutely right? I haven’t heard anything yet…..hahaha!! Would be riotous to have you add a countdown too :p

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                    • haha, nice! it looks very professional 🙂
                      You haven’t heard anything because I haven’t dropped it on your mom’s blog, yet…lol

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                    • So weird, commented on this and the other from my phone but it didn’t show up here 😦 This was my comment – *bows* Thank you!! I shall watch anticipatiously this countdown to absolute freedom!! :p I will most definitely be watching and waiting for you to “drop it” on her blog haha!

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                    • oh oh, I see…Your first line is exactly what a VERY successful and accomplished blogger would say…lol. I can’t wait for your ribbon cutting ceremony on the new day, where everything starts over with positive energy 🙂
                      Watching for? lol, it already shipped out a while ago.

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                    • LOL!! See….I need more experience….actually…wanna know a secret? Right here on my blog where the whole wide world can read it? :p It truly bugs me to no end that the margins of white area on the main blog are so narrow compared to the amount of background that is shown….hence the driving need for css knowledge :p !!! Oh and it won’t let me add more than 10 nested comments….sheesh! :p

                      I love that…cutting ribbon!!! I have the champaign ready!!! Everyone’s invited…especially you and family!! 😀 So just hop on over and I’ll have the champaign chillin!! Soooooooo ready for the positive….bring it ON! 😀

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                    • I have no idea what it looks like on your comment page. wordpress makes it so easy for me to respond, via the little chat icon on the upper right corner 🙂
                      lol @ your “bring it on”…..I love IT!

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              • Still learning how to bbq anything without burning or have it undercooked :p

                Now the laughter…oh yes…more and more each day!! 😀

                As for annoying neighbor…naaa you’re the one everyone waits for aka the life of the party!!! 😀

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  2. Thoughts are never effortless, though they seem so. But the most sincere and honest of efforts are required to be in the state from where you can bring your thoughts to sing like poetry !

    You are nearing it perfectly !!

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    • What an incredibly magnificently sweet thing to say! “sing like poetry” Thank you so very very very much sweet friend….I am so grateful for you! Huge hugs!!

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  3. penny and prashant are correct. your poetry is getting better and better each time you write. it takes its own melody and rhythm, free of pretentious words usually passed on as words of “poetry.” like you, i wish i could see, hear and touch the sea. it used to come to me.

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    • Oh!! Neil, that is such a magnificent compliment…thank you so very very much!! melody and rhythm….you really have made my whole day with you very sweet praise! 🙂

      I dream of the sea…all the time. These gorgeous photographs of Robyn’s inspired me!! Used to live by the ocean as a child in Florida…sigh…miss the ocean so so so much! Hope you’re feeling better! Hugs ~

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  4. What beautiful words. With wonderful photos as well. I have now started following Robyn 🙂

    I agree with all the others, your poetry is coming on in leaps and bounds.

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    • Thank you so very very much Mondrak!!! Robyn is truly amazing….beautiful inside and out and as you will see her photographs and poems are just breathtaking!! She is just such a beautiful soul!!!

      I so appreciate your sweet praise…truly!! Hugs ~

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    • Thank you boomie!!! Robyn’s photos inspired this entire piece…she is so very talented!! This was such a wonderful experience to get to collaborate with her. 🙂 Hugs ~

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  5. Beautiful and truly moving! The floodgates have been opened and it seems there is no stopping you now! You have such a precious gift Christina and I’m so glad you are sharing it with us.

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    • Oh LuAnn thank you so much!!! It truly feels like a precious gift…and it keeps growing with all the wonderfully sweet praise and encouragement from you and my other cherished friends!!

      LOL Yes, the floodgates have been opened…watch out world! 😀 It was such an honor and priviledge to get to work with Robyn — her photographs and her poems are so truly magnificent!! Hugs and Blessings sweet friend! xoxo

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  6. What a wonderful way to start the day!! I love your poem Christina…so personal, so deep, so open and accepting and full of hope and inspiration for all who reads it. I agree with Pretzellogic too… you choose words that are so perfect – understandable – YOU! I think that is what makes your poetry so special…. It’s like having you sitting across from us on the couch — over maybe a glass of wine — (cheese and grapes too) just pondering, sharing very honestly. I can feel your reflection of your own “story” in the poem so much ~ and still, it echoes hope and eager anticipation….joy that is waiting.

    You are so genuine in spirit Christina – pure – it reflects in your work! And know how honored I am that you showcased my photo images as companion for your poem. I love the slideshow you created… It’s all just wonderful!! –” till the next tide”… I love that — and yes – there will be even more to explore…evermore — I am certain!!! Much Love to you dear one ~ xo Robyn

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    • Oh Robyn!! I cannot share how incredibly happy and thrilled I am that you love this!! It was truly your amazing photos that inspired all of it! And the slidehow — I really wanted to merge your style and mine…admiration for your slideshow at your place showcasing your gorgeous works inspired me to do the same here–to showcase your photographs. I was/am so incredibly honored to have gotten to share this new journey with you!! This was amazing 😀

      You always say THE most encouraging, sweet, loving, kind, amazing things to me! Thank you so much for your loving praise, your encouragement and being so wonderfully fantastically you!! You are truly a most cherished gift to me!

      Someday we will share that glass of wine (cheese and grapes too)…and a treasure journey along the beach!!! It has become a dream for me to do that!!!

      Thank you again for this collaboration, was such an honor!! Sending so much love and appreciation to you dearest friend ♥♥♥♥!! xoxoxo

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      • Oh yes – i forget the theme I selected always runs through a slide show of my posts on the home page!! I thought that was pretty cool when I saw it as a feature. You did great! This post was just fantastic. You definitely honored my photos with your vibrant and heartfelt words Christina. I think it’s so wonderful in many many ways. Yes!!! – someday we must have a wine/cheese/grapes (and bananas if Penny comes) picnic on the beach! How fun would that be!? So thrilled we could put this together and so spontaneously too (all because of your insightful comment on “walk with me” post!!) … Nothing could be more special to me. Much Love dear friend, Robyn
        ps: i see there is a duplicate posting of my comment above – the 2nd one has one extra line ….must have sent before i finished the first time somehow – so feel free to edit one out!! xo

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        • I love your theme, it is the perfect one to really make your pictures stand out…with nothing visually taking away from them!! I’m so sincerely grateful, honored, and just way beyond happy that you loved this piece. All the elements came together to form what is now my all time favorite post I’ve ever done!! Favorite poem, photos, everything!!! It’s different and I like that too…no quote this time…didn’t want anything taking away from “the look of it”.

          I wish I had the words to express how fun this was…to look at your gorgeous photos and just let the words just flow through me…then putting the pieces together, the layout, it was just so enjoyable and fun!! 😀 I had genuinely hoped (and prayed) that you would love it as much as I did…and then you did!! So the whole experience was just beyond awesome!! 😀 You’re absolutely right….this was completely spontaneous! A spontaneous blessing 😉

          Oh Yes!!! Someday I will be able to come for that picnic on that beautiful beach of yours and visit the majesty of the sea! Most importantly get to just visit with you while enjoying all the treasures all around us!! It sounds so amazingly perfect!! Now just need to remember where I put my magical checkbook with obscene amounts of money….Oh yeah, that was a daydream!! 😉 Seriously though, there is nothing I would love more then to make this happen for us all. You know mom would most def want to come too!!! Not only does she love the ocean…she loves you too! 🙂
          Sending so much gratitude, appreciation and love dearest friend ♥♥♥♥!!!

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    • Thank you so much for your sweet compliment! My dear friend Robyn does take the most magnificent photos….the inspiration for the words all came from her ‘view’ of the sea. 🙂

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  7. Lovely Christina, lovely words, lovely pictures ( thanks to Robyn )
    I love the sea, especially when the weather is warm, just sitting there on the beach, listening to the sound of the water splashing, the waves crashing, the hiss of the spray as a wave pounds against the rocks.
    Especially magic is the time betweeen 5 and 7.30pm, when all the holiday makers go home, the watersports centre closes, and all is quiet. the sun’s intensity lessens,the sea goes flat calm, like oil, and everything slows down as the world takes a respite from a hard days work, and readies itself for the next days endeavours.
    It’s a lovely peaceful time, and I love it. .
    Your poem reminds me of that time and I love that too 🙂
    Thanks for posting this Christina and to Robyn for the photos
    love n hugs
    xxx

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    • Thank you so very very much! This was an amazing experience to share with Robyn!! I am envious as I do not have easy access to the ocean…a gorgeous river yes, but the salty air and the sounds of the waves….the majesty of the ocean….sigh, yes I miss it!!!

      I’m so thrilled you liked this, that it reminds you of such wonderful things…makes me feel really good!! Thank you for your sweet compliments and sharing your favorite times by the sea. 🙂 Love and hugs!! xxxx

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  8. Beautiful Christina….how wonderful to share your work with Robyn…and wonderful to watch you two come together…creating with someone is such a blessing….xoxmeryl

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    • Meryl, this was such an awesome experience!! I had no idea how amazing it would be! This was a HUGE blessing…and I am grateful for it and for sweet friends like you to share it with. Thank you for your sweet praise!! You are so very appreciated!! Hugs and Blessings!! xoxoxo

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  9. Heh. The one that started me on my poetry line.

    I thank you incredibly, Christina. My poetry pales in comparison to yours, and I think that you still have so much more to give. You have a heart of a poet with the soul to match. You are truly gifted my friend.

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