The sacred Isle
Separate from the mortal realm
Can be glimpsed by the entrancing spell
Of music, books, and visual art that tells
The alchemy of The Great Bard’s Celtic Song
Its power brings harmony out of chaos
And makes weak mortal
Hearts beat strong!
Where The Once And Future King Arthur sleeps
Until Merlin raises his staff and utters the spell
To wake Albion’s King
For the last battle and the defeat
Of evil and the powers of darkness
There will be no more weeping nor tears
Only great rejoicing, love, song, art, and landscapes beyond comprehension
And The Great Bard will humbly wash our weary feet!
Justin Wiggins is an author who works and lives in the primitive, majestic, beautiful mountains of North Carolina. He graduated with his Bachelor’s in English Literature, with a focus on C.S. Lewis studies, from Montreat College in May 2018. His first book was Surprised by Agape, published by Grant Hudson of Clarendon House Publications. His second book,
Surprised By Myth, was co-written with Grant Hudson and published in 2021. His most recent books (Marty & Irene, Tír na nÓg, Celtic Twilight, and Celtic Song) were published by Steve Cawte of Impspired.
Wiggins has also had poems and other short pieces published by Clarendon House Publications, Sehnsucht: The C.S. Lewis Journal, and Sweetycat Press. Justin has a great zeal for life, work, community, writing, literature, art, pubs, bookstores, coffee shops, and for England, Scotland, and Ireland.
Justin Wiggins, “Avalon,” An Unexpected Journal: King Arthur Legendarium 6, no. 2. (Summer 2023), 136.