Wellspring #midnighthaiku


Chalice Well, Glastonbury, has been in use for over two thousand years. The chalybeate spring has never ceased to our forth its warm red waters. One of the many legends of the well says that Joseph of Arimathea placed the Cup here in which he had caught the blood of Jesus. For many pagans it represents the feminine principle of divinity. Close by, the White Spring mirrors the Red and their waters mingle beneath the grounds of the ruined Glastonbury Abbey’s. The sacred spring is now in Chalice Well Gardens which is a designated World Peace Garden. The well cover was designed by Frederick Bligh Bond and shows the Vesica Piscis bisected by a sword and surrounded by foliage. The sword, on one level, may make reference to the legendary burial place of King Arthur in the Abbey and the foliage represent the Holy Thorn that grew from the staff of Joseph of Arimathea. But there are other interpretations for those interested in the language of symbols…

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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13 Responses to Wellspring #midnighthaiku

  1. Lovely poem, Sue. I really enjoy it when you add these extra bits of interesting information.

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  2. Lovely poem and the information was interesting. Thanks for sharing, Sue. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  3. jenanita01 says:

    especially mine, Sue. The Chalice Well gardens are a very special place, somewhere I have spent a lot of time absorbing the calm serenity that flows around you like the water at your feet…


  4. Widdershins says:

    Yes, there are. 😀


  5. Reblogged this on S C Richmond and commented:
    I love it when someone blogs about my home town, thanks for reminding me just how special it is here.


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