The Poem of Ista
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|The Poem of Ista|
|Featured In||The Stormlight Archive|
It is notable for its mention of a Dawnshard, including a description of its ability to "bind" any creature. It also indicates that the Dawnshard was in the possession of an unknown male entity. It references a temple surrounded by very tall steps built for Heralds.
Jasnah Kholin includes an excerpt from the poem in one of her notebooks while researching Voidbringers and Urithiru. Jasnah finds it curious that Dawnshards are mentioned often in early mythologies, but are largely ignored by modern scholars. The term "Ista" is not mentioned in the excerpt, and its meaning is unclear.