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:bulletorange: The audio is of me reciting my poem, "Temple of Isis"

Like papyrus blossoms
sprung from the Nile,
towering pillars stand
as a forest ablaze
with temple torch lights

While above, through crossbeams
of cedars from Lebanon
are seen constellations
that the pyramids of Giza
mapped out on an earthbound grid-

A stellar connection from the
golden seat of the Sun God,
to the darkness of the Underworld.

The One who graces this place
on such a night before the act,
whose success is sanctioned
by her utterances, comes-

The Eye of Re,
overseen by the Phallus of Osiris
in the Shrine of Sokar,
The confederacy of Seth, wherein
what is near is burning-

The stone gods bear witness
as voices are raised
to chant in solemn song
the words she speaks-

O you who are invisible,
do not await me, for I am Isis.
You found me when I had
disarranged the hair round my face
and my scalp adornments disordered.
I have become pregnant as Isis,
I have conceived as Nephthys.
Isis drives out
those who would disturb me.
The dread of me
follows after me.
My dignity is before me.
Millions bend their arms to me.
The common folk serve me.
The associates of my enemies
are destroyed for me.
The grey-haired ones
uncover their arms for me.
The well-disposed
give sweet things to me.
Those who are in Heliopolis
create things for me.
I live according to my will,
for I am Wadjet,
Lady of the Devouring Flame,
and few approach me.



:bulletblue: This is my second collaboration with :iconargitoth: --Enjoy!
:bulletblack: Our first collab: "Universe - Flash Video" jade-pandora.deviantart.com/ar…

:bulletgreen:The drawing in the flash video is my own "Beloved of Ra" jade-pandora.deviantart.com/ar…

:bulletred: The original source of the interior/exterior temple art is currently unknown. If anyone knows of the original site, please contact me and I will update my notes to acknowledge the link here.

:bulletpink: Green musical box image by zarry

:bulletpurple: Music is Elan Hickler. You may not distribute or use in any profit or non-profit works/media without permission.

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vespera Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
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Aztecatl13 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
This is beautiful. this is amazing!!
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Why thank you so much, Freya, I'm so glad for your enjoyment! :hug:
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Koppo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Good.Love the theme,and well read. I think a small typo in the 5th paragraph. You list it as the eye of Re, not Ra.
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
I'm glad you like the effort.  As for Re vs Ra, it's correct either way.  Just like I've seen Tutankamun's spelled in about 3 different ways in English.  I chose Re this time because I liked the visual aesthetics for the poem.  If you notice, part of the flash includes a drawing of mine (in my gallery) called "Beloved of Ra" is spelled the other way.  You figure it like this:  the way it was written in ancient Egyptian was in hieroglyphics anyway. So for me, it was just a matter of choice at the time.
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Swep-Lovitt Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
jadey: you can read a poem, and make it more. good sense of the sacramental with attendant sounds. effective. swep
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Thank you so much, Swep - you're very generous.
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Swep-Lovitt Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
and you are gracious, my dear.
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SurrealCachinnation Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013   Writer
I accidentally pressed a key on my keyboard very close to the end of this and started shouting "NO NO NO!" as it took me away from this page. Way to ruin the flow, silly computer!

I love all things to do with ancient Egypt. The description of the temple is beautiful... it sounds like a place that was grand in its time and still holds a little of its splendor though it has crumbled with time. The words of the goddess sound like those you would read in a religious text, powerful and bold.

Beautiful work. Thank you for pointing me to this piece. I think this one is my favorite. :heart:
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aldwarke Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
A wonderful deviation so beautifully read too. You are very accomplished.
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