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Journey to the Afterlife - in Blue

Journey to the Afterlife - in Blue

The funeral barge of zaffre and gold sails 
as sunlight reflects like ultramarine diamonds
on River Nile. In the shade of a turquoise canopy, 
under the bright azure of heaven, Nefertiti lies,
draped in cobalt royal robes, regal
in silent sapphire. Behind cerulean death mask, 
her spirit wanders in electric indigo dreams,
through peaceful fields of periwinkle clouds,
to the heart of a lush, lapis lazuli oasis.

With Osiris her soul now comes to rest... 
in the deep calm cyan of the afterlife.  


07-13-2018

Contest:      A Poem NA'd in July Contest
Sponsor:     Dear Heart a.k.a Broken Wings
Placement:  2nd

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Date: 11/29/2018 9:26:00 AM
Hi Pandita, excellent poetry from your golden pen. This piece flows so easily from beginning to end. I love the creativity and the vivid images in this wonderful write. I love history and I love the content of this write. A fave. Have a wonderful Thursday. Love and Hugs....Mike. XX
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Date: 11/29/2018 1:11:00 PM
Hi Mike, thank you so very much! I appreciate your lovely compliments! Hugs and best wishes. Pandita
Date: 9/6/2018 2:45:00 PM
Wonderful write. Fantastic imagery. Great pen.
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Date: 9/6/2018 3:28:00 PM
Thank you, Frank, for your very lovely compliments that I truly appreciate! Hugs and best regards. Pandita
Date: 8/9/2018 5:54:00 PM
congrats on SECOND PLACE WIN! great vocab as always ... and i wondered if i would want future generations to disturb these bones ar REST. shalom, shalom
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Date: 8/10/2018 1:56:00 PM
Thank you kindly, Anil, for your always lovely complimentary words and encouragement! Warmest regards. Pandita
Date: 8/9/2018 4:45:00 PM
"Belated congratulations to you, dear friend.. Your creativity had me in complete awe.. Amazing imagery.. Your free verse is a brilliant shiny rare gem.. So delicate and beautiful! So happy I found this! Many Blessings!
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Date: 8/10/2018 1:54:00 PM
Hi Robertina, thank you so much, my friend, for your continued support and lovely compliments! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Hugs and best regards. Pandita
Date: 8/5/2018 10:46:00 AM
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/on_the_rivers_edge_1038014
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Date: 8/6/2018 12:57:00 PM
Many thanks for the easy reference! Hugs. Pandita
Date: 8/5/2018 10:46:00 AM
I love this one
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Date: 8/6/2018 12:54:00 PM
Hi Marc, I appreciate your lovely compliments. Thank you, my friend, for your support and encouragement! Hugs. Pandita
Date: 8/5/2018 10:44:00 AM
This is nice, I have one similar but I can't remember the name of the poem, I have 450 of them
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Date: 8/6/2018 12:54:00 PM
I'll definitely look it up! Hugs. pandita
Date: 7/31/2018 3:43:00 PM
Congrats on your win, Pandita! And I second Carlos' comment on the lapiz lazuli oasis ... Wonderful use of alliteration and interweaving of color and content. Super! ~ Gershon
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Date: 8/1/2018 4:28:00 PM
Gershon, I am happy that you liked this one. I tried to be creative using different hues of the color blue. Thank you my friend! Best regards. Pandita
Date: 7/29/2018 9:03:00 PM
"A lush, lapis lazuli oasis." Your way of describing an oasis is very unique. The use of metaphors are very appropriate for Nefertiti time.
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Date: 7/30/2018 8:52:00 AM
Hi Carlos, thank you so very much for visiting and leaving me your lovely compliments! Have a great week ahead! Best regards. Pandita
Date: 7/29/2018 5:15:00 PM
Pandita, congratulations on your win in my contest with this wonderful write, well done !
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Date: 7/29/2018 8:33:00 PM
My friend, I am truly thrilled! Thank you so very much for the honor! Best regards and hugs. Pandita
Date: 7/28/2018 2:12:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. Enjoyed. :)
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Date: 7/28/2018 7:14:00 PM
Thank you, Susan, for your very lovely compliments that I truly appreciate! Hugs and best regards. Pandita
Date: 7/27/2018 5:26:00 PM
Congratulations on your awesome win, Pandita . I enjoyed reading this well written poem with great imagery. Hugs Eve
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Date: 7/28/2018 9:21:00 AM
Eve, thank you so much for your continued support and lovely compliments! Hugs and best wishes. Pandita
Date: 7/27/2018 3:35:00 AM
Oh, this is the best of these “blue” poems that I’ve read Pandita! In my humble opinion :-) Absolutely magical; the scene came sizzling to life. So glad that it got placed in this one and I had a chance to read it.
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Date: 7/27/2018 11:36:00 AM
Nina, I thank you for stopping by and leaving me your most wonderful comments and compliments that just lifted my spirits on this day! Have a beautiful weekend, my friend! Love and hugs. Pandita
Date: 7/17/2018 10:35:00 AM
Your word choices define what you wish to capture and you convey these emotions well to the reader in a rhapsody of blues. Emile.
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Date: 7/17/2018 12:29:00 PM
Hi Emile, it's so good to hear from you! Thank you kindly for your always lovely compliments and encouragement! Warmest regards. Pandita
Date: 7/14/2018 6:11:00 PM
A great write with an Egyptian theme Pandita, Your muse is on fire of late. Good luck. Tom
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Date: 7/15/2018 10:57:00 AM
Tom, I am flattered by your sweet words - always inspiring and always encouraging! Hugs. Pandita
Date: 7/14/2018 10:26:00 AM
Pandita this is amazing, surely a winner.
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Date: 7/15/2018 10:50:00 AM
Thank you, Elizabeth, for your very sweet compliments that I truly appreciate! Hugs and best regards. Pandita
Date: 7/14/2018 7:16:00 AM
wow, this is terrific! I love the weave of colors and the history.
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Date: 7/15/2018 10:37:00 AM
Hi Casarah, hope you are doing well! Thank you, my friend, for visiting and leaving your sweet compliments that mean a lot to me. Kindest regards and hugs. Pandita
Date: 7/14/2018 7:12:00 AM
Very impressive write..charming coordination of colors and images..your words always shine my friend...well done, Pandita.
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Date: 7/15/2018 10:28:00 AM
Ooooooh! I always love hearing from you dear Vijay. Thank you for your continued support and lovely compliments! Hugs and best wishes. Pandita
Date: 7/14/2018 5:13:00 AM
This is so beautifully done, I had no idea you could find this many words that sing such a glorious song! Wow! Beyond nice, Pandita. Inspiring.
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Date: 7/15/2018 10:23:00 AM
Awwww! Thank you so very much, Caren! I appreciate your lovely compliments! Hugs and best wishes. Pandita
Date: 7/14/2018 1:52:00 AM
Reads like a Cecil B DeMille scene from a script. Wonderfully descriptive. My favorite is the lapis lazuli. They are gorgeous stones. Lovely work, Pandita:)
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Date: 7/15/2018 10:02:00 AM
Dear Daniel, it is a pleasure to receive your wonderful complimentary words! I am so glad you enjoyed reading this piece! Hope you are having a beautiful day with lots of sunhsine! Hugs and love. Pandita