The Wizard's Well

The Wizard’s Well

by Charles E S Fairey

The Wizard’s Well or Merlin's Well (or spring) runs down a rocky outcrop in the woods of Alderley Edge (Cheshire) to be collected in a small stone trough. Inscribed on the rock-face above, along with a three dimensional carving of Merlin's Head, is

"Drink of this and take thy fill

For the water falls by the Wizhard's will."

In a wooded cliff faced glade

Copper and iron bleached rock about,

A well with ‘Wizhard’ inscribed

Where beneath his great warriors hide.

Twisted oak at its entrance

Silver birch, beech and holly hanging over,

With holy water trickling down

Over the Wizard’s carved head and frown.

Creeping moss and lichen growing

All over the rock around,

Modern graffiti words and names

Schoolboy’s immortally carved dames.

A holy well of Great Wizard

A sacred site to some,

Incense and rites performed

Their magical knowledge transformed.

Here we come to collect

The mystical waters of Wizard,

To use in our sacred ceremonies

In our own druidic sanctuaries.

The inscription the Wizard’s song

The great Sorcerer’s own tongue,

This water blessed when incantation recited

Its magical ore filled qualities ignited,

“Come and take thy Fill

For this is The Wizard’s Well.”

Wizard's Well Photos