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Lyndsay E. Gilbert aka Liadan

"Isis by Night *" by Lyndsay E. Gilbert aka Liadan

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Inspired by the Egyptian Myth of Isis and Osiris.
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Isis by Night


She lived in shadows, of the shades of night

Her breath was coldness as the bitter frost may bite

No one knew the spells she weaved, a lonely secret still

Her faces were so many, she could heal and she could kill


Her house was just a cottage that stood behind the trees

Folks said they’d seen the oddity of sand upon the breeze

No one went to visit her by day, when sun was near

But nighttime brought the sick to her, by those who held no fear


They talked of feathered wings she had against the darkening sky

They said the desert sands were in her home and mountains high

They lost the plight that ailed them when they stepped into her world

But others thought of madness at the stories they unfurled


I saw her by the river, I saw her crying tears

I saw her searching desperately, I wondered at her fears

I wondered why the goddesses were made to learn their place

I wondered why I thought of this when’er I saw her face


They said she was a goddess, but mortal now by day

They say she moved of magicks and of the world of fae

They say she’d lost her husband and faced an awful curse

By day she was but fragile and by night she had to nurse


No time this lonely goddess had to find her lover gone

For when the sick were better there came the light of dawn

What a dreaded figure who hides from suns in fright

It breaks my pagan heart to know that Isis weeps by night














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13 Sep 2004:-) Helen 'Fallyn Raine' Falls
I love this one too... I love them all. lol. Such a powerful message too.

:-) Lyndsay E. Gilbert aka Liadan replies: "messages? In my poetry? Are you reading too deeply? 12 Its all goddess conscious preaching really....hehe"
17 Jan 2005:-) Katie Collishaw
mmk I love the story this poem was based on. It's about Isis, the egyptian goddess, correct? And then she has to find her husband who was cut up or something right? YES YES!! WOOT WOOT!!

:-) Lyndsay E. Gilbert aka Liadan replies: "You are indeed correct. Isis is one of my all time favourite Goddesses. She's just so wonderful! Thank you for the comment *blows kisses*"
1 Nov 2005:-) Dan Shevock
Lovely poem. I imagine this is how a person in a small european town in the middle ages, would describe isis, had she moved there after egypt's fall.
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'Isis by Night *':
 • Created by: :-) Lyndsay E. Gilbert aka Liadan
 • Copyright: ©Lyndsay E. Gilbert aka Liadan. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Egypt, Goddess, Healer, Isis, Sad
 • Categories: Angels, Religious, Spiritual, Holy, Magic and Sorcery, Spells, etc., Romance, Emotion, Love, Royalty, Kings, Princes, Princesses, etc
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