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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.

:bulletred::new: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 :thumbsup:, and it would be fun if you could leave a comment there as well - thank you!

:bulletblack:  cahoodaloodaling.com/in-cahoot… (Contest results)
:bulletpink:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsM7eF…; (On youTube!)

:bulletorange: 2/8/14: Featured here

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Check out all these brilliant pieces from your friendly neighbors with canes. 
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:iconfashioneyes:
fashioneyes Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
amazing.
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:iconjade-pandora:
jade-pandora Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
:iconbowplz: Thank you, Hisham.
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fashioneyes Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
Very welcome, lovely work, i watched you to can see your new work.:)
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vespera Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
:faint: Wow --- from February to December, and I'm able, at last, to post a link in my author's notes for the readers to see this on youTube, thanks to your thoughtfulness! :tighthug:
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vespera Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:glomp:
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Aztecatl13 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
This is beautiful. this is amazing!!
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:iconjade-pandora:
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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:iconjade-pandora:
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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:iconjade-pandora:
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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:iconjade-pandora:
jade-pandora Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
:iconbowplz: I thank you for your kind words!
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Cinders8328 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
love it!!!
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:iconjade-pandora:
jade-pandora Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Thank you! :thanks:
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Cinders8328 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
np, I wear my heart on my sleeve and I am honest, so thank you for sharing your art!
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ColdAmuChan Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Writer
That is SUPER COOL!! <3
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:iconjade-pandora:
jade-pandora Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
:blowkiss: Many thanks!
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KreativityKat Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
This is seriously amazing!
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:iconjade-pandora:
jade-pandora Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
I'm so glad you enjoy it!
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GMYumil Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
To be honest, at first I thought this was a real ancient Egyptian poem! It's that good! Brilliant job XD
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:iconjade-pandora:
jade-pandora Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
You're most kind to say, young sir.
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:iconj-u-d-a-s:
J-u-d-a-s Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
This is wonderful! you have an angelic voice too.. very soothing :)
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
:sing: Thank youuu... I'm so glad you enjoy!
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ragnaice Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I am breathless :jawdrop:
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:iconjade-pandora:
jade-pandora Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
and I am so glad you like it that much, Ragna... now breathe :tighthug:
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pixieplay Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
-gasps- I haven't faved this on this account yet?! :faint:

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. :no:

-fixes- :+favlove:
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
gosh sweet one, I never knew this was one of your favorites!

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. :ashamed:
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pixieplay Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Oh, good. :phew:

It's really no problem. At the end of the day, I just want you to be happy and healthy. :hug: :heart:
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Winged-Isis Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist
I would like to download it... but I don't arrive.... Please, how could I have it? Soo wonderful!! *** Thanx! ***
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Winged-Isis Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist
Wooooow.... What a delightful dream!! Sooo beautiful!! Big thanx! *** Light
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thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010   Writer
you have such an amazing voice - softly mesmerizing, yet still able to cut through the air with acuity. and your words are there to breathlessly match your song. i have a new and greater respect for your talent.
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
A new and greater respect! You've known (of) me for such a short time that this part of your comment makes me feel very appreciated, in spite the fact that you think I've got any talent. :heart:
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Leurindal Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
What a wonderful poem! I really enjoyed listening to it while I read the words.

The subject matter is very attractive, too - you capture the essence of Egyptian myth beautifully.
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
Why thank you so much - I really appreciate you saying so - and couldn't be more pleased how much you've been enjoying our efforts. :thanks:
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Leurindal Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
but of course!
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Mahi-Fish Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
:hug:
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
:aww:
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Fairytale-Heart Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
:jawdrop: Beautiful. Your voice is ethereal.

x
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
Why thank you! :thanks:
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Nafaxforest Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful..
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
:thanks: thank you very much!
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Nafaxforest Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Its truly a wonderful piece. I listen to it quite often now.
keep writing^^
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
wow, I'm honored! ...and just try and stop me! :D
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Nafaxforest Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Im glad^^
Have you read any of mine? Id love some feedback. (please ignore the yaoi story^^;)
most of my other work is in my notebooks, i am the definition of lazy when it comes to typing >w<
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Mattiello Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Professional Writer
Spectacular, my dear. Your voice certainly makes this piece seem more like a dream, truthful in a way.
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