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.
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.
This is my second collaboration with --Enjoy!
Our first collab: "Universe - Flash Video" jade-pandora.deviantart.com/ar…
The drawing in the flash video is my own "Beloved of Ra" jade-pandora.deviantart.com/ar…
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.
Green musical box image by zarry
Music is © Elan Hickler. You may not distribute or use in any profit or non-profit works/media without permission.
12/09/14: Featured here as Honorable Mention to cahoodaloodaling's "In Cahoots Contest" (a competition of collaborative works), which was also posted on youTube! Below are the links, one to the contest results, and one to the youTube page where "Temple of Isis" is listed. Take a look and vote if it's a , and it would be fun if you could leave a comment there as well - thank you!
cahoodaloodaling.com/in-cahoot… (Contest results)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsM7eF…; (On youTube!)
2/8/14: Featured here
Senior Showcase 4Senior Showcase
This new article series features the work of senior members that can be found in our galleries.
Check out all these brilliant pieces from your friendly neighbors with canes.
Each week, a different gallery folder will be featured!
And note to seniors, please keep submitting your work! Otherwise we will run out of things to feature and that would be sad...
Designs and Interfaces needs submissions, there are currently none in there.
We had a gallery migration and not all deviations got moved, so please resubmit there!
I will feature it next time around. [After all other galleries!]
Fim + Animation
[Also needs submissions!]
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.
This is one of my absolute favourite poems of yours and it was absent from my favourites gallery.
This must be some sort of dA crime.
and don't worry, no one will press charges for the oversight. *chuckles*
btw, I'm so sorry I've been so lax in my replies to your wonderful comments. Talk about a crime.
The subject matter is very attractive, too - you capture the essence of Egyptian myth beautifully.