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!

Citation Information

Justin Wiggins, “Avalon,” An Unexpected Journal: King Arthur Legendarium 6, no. 2. (Summer 2023), 136.