The Guardian of the Well


Water seeps up through Earth,
Pools into a well or
Streams away from the Source.

Here is the Chalice of Rosmerta
Never empty, as you cup the flow
With generous hands

It is sweet water,
It is fragrant mead,
It is all the world’s treasure

For us to taste
But not to hoard

For only in your cup is it held.


from Roman Gloucester