The Fisher King

The Fisher King
upon his throne
expects a question
to heal the land
and him to free
one seeker's quest
from mystery
beyond all walls
which disappear
when answers speak
and visions clear
discerning Grail
from waste to show
eternal truths
few live to know.

The Fisher King © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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46 words.

Quest for knowledge which must be acquired - link:

Perfectly symbolized in each  individual knight's quest for the Holy Grail.  Only when they speak the compassionate question before the Fisher King at the Grail Castle can they even begin to acquire the knowledge of the grand mysteries they seek.

Original prompt: Photo (Kingfisher bird sitting calmly on a flower, looking out across the land) brevity challenge prompt - link:

More about the Fisher King, the Grail Quest, Grail Castle, and the unasked Question he awaits which would heal the waste land:

(Arthurian lore, King Arthur, Knights, Sangraal, The Holy Grail)
Submitted: April 20, 2020