The Tale of the Fisher King

A knight king did in battle fall,  brutal was his wound

His groin was gashed wide and cut deep no matter how  bound

His blood could not be stemmed. No cure could be found.

 

Many came with balms and cures , potions charms and spells

Yet for all the ministering’s  of, knights, magicians and nurse

No one could cure the brave king or relieve  him of this curse.

 

The as I have said the wound was in the king’s groin

So this made him impotent no life sprung from his loins.

His lands suffered as he did and soon all he owned lay dying and barren.

 

So as the king suffered as did his lands and people fade

A grayness and a failing of all crops, like the wound the sword had made.

So in this dark land, inside his castle named Corbin laid this king a keeper of the Holy  Grail.

 

So why the title Fisher King , why this name it is a strange thing.

The king so wounded in vital parts would spend his days fishing

I do know know my friends, he maybe spent his time  a’wishing

To be healed and to restore his lands to prosperity.

 

 

And so the Fisher King spent his days fishing in the river by his Castle

While his daughter guarded the Holy Grail in a lonely tower

He catches the fish to to feed the Grail’s power.

 

The tower where the grail is kept is full of special powers

False hearts, if detected, the chamber will be filled with arrows

Or boiling oil the false at heart to foil, while the keeper will be unharmed.

 

So now dear reader you know the plight of the Fisher King

How his fishes for the food of life and prays for a cure to heal him.

His daughter spends her days, and her nights too keeping the Grail safe from the clutches of sin.

 

Finally Sir Lancelot , following in Sir Percival’s trail,

Arrives in hopes to help the Fisher King , where Percival had failed.

Lancelot arrives by sea and crosses the guarded Bridge.

 

Did I tell you , the seaward bridge to the castle was guarded by Lions

Fierce and dangerous are they, and many knights they have repelled

Lancelot had been searching years to find the Holy Grail he will fight the Lions and he will prevail.

 

Brave Sir Lancelot who rode with God and right on his side

Came, challenged and defeated the Lions where lesser knights had failed.

He Entered the castle and survived the tower and claimed the Holy Grail.

 

Then to the Fisher King he went and with God, and cured his wounds so sore

As if by a magic brush the kings  lands were fruitfully as they were before.

Now there is more to this tale , but as for now dear friends I can tell no more.

 

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. saminaiqbal27
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 02:34:49

    True to your promise my friend, you have posted this beautiful tale very eloquently. Thanks so much. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading it. See you later. Take care.

    Reply

    • willowdot21
      Jun 28, 2013 @ 14:51:57

      I am so pleased that you enjoyed the tale , it is one of the more obscure Tales of Arthur, Knights and the Holy Grail.I did enjoy researching and re writing it!Be well and Happy!! 😉 xxx

      Reply

      • saminaiqbal27
        Jun 28, 2013 @ 19:01:22

        Thank you so much my friend for presenting just the things I love so much. I am an ancient soul I guess . I like to close my eyes and imagine living in those times. The holy grail and the knights are too fascinating for me . Thank you sooooooo much. Be well and happy. Take care.

      • willowdot21
        Jun 28, 2013 @ 19:11:10

        It is my pleasure!! 😉

  2. penpusherpen
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 15:23:48

    The Holy Grail, the most valued prize ever to be known on this Earth, Willow, The tale of the Fisher King and all, told so well my friend. Deeds of valour and great Knights willing to succeed where others before had failed. Makes the heart soar with wanting to believe that it could be so. hugs aplenty oh teller of the Wonderful tales of yore. xPenx

    Reply

  3. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words
    Jul 09, 2013 @ 03:47:12

    a True Bard-ess spinning and weaving myths and fables into
    truths for those who Believe!
    Wonderful!
    )0(
    ladyblue

    Reply

  4. Bee Halton
    May 10, 2016 @ 17:37:28

    I didn’t know that story yet. Thanks for retelling 🙂

    Reply

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