Arthurian Tarot by John and Caitlin Matthews
Art by Miranda Gray
The Spiral Tower
A bolt of lightning -- Glastonbury Tor
Is struck. Now topples down the tow'r
Once built by kings to last forevermore:
Man's fortress is cast down by heaven's pow'r.
A flash of white, and high on ghostly wings
The shrieking owl uprises in the dark;
And round about, the landscape thrums and sings
With Zodiac's awakened magic spark.
Then from the tower's rubble does arise
A second Tower, this one all of light,
And seen by inner, not by outer eyes:
The Spiral Caer of Merlin, glowing bright.
So from the ruined rubble of our lives
The soul yearns upward, and the spirit thrives.
Card © 2000 John and Caitlin Matthews
Poem © 2000 Nancy Lee
Page © 2000 Diane Wilkes