From sword in stone, to magical lake,
where is the true origin and which is fake?
Did King Arthur really possess such a weapon?
was it gifted with Lady of the Lake’s blessings?
A warriors sword is spiritually symbolic;
of his strength and power and knowledge.
Out of ghostly shadows, from chronicles of time,
it seems, what was thought of Excalibur is a lie.
All of these stories, I’d thought were true,
have become a source of something new.
In our world of medieval imagination,
King Arthur has become our champion.
In the real world, all is not as it seems,
up until now, I had mistakenly believed.
Analysing all of the possibilities,
while exploring the most reliable probabilities.
From publishers, sales people, movie makers,
booksellers, travel agents and profit takers.
I return to the usual question;
what is real and what is manipulation?
Secrets of the past, are far from buried,
it appears that truth has been embellished.
The sword had a name, its name was CALEDFWICH,
to Caliburnus now Excalibur; another french twist!
One might have believed, those writers as witness,
their medieval tales had such vivid, descriptions.
With hand on heart, Lady of Lake gives you a bow,
do you see the true ‘Caledfwich’ sword now?
Victoria Healing ~ 28.5.2020
©Truth or Lie?
Excalibur was not the famous “Sword in the Stone”
“It was the Lady of the Lake, offering Arthur a magic unbreakable blade,
The name Excalibur derives from the Welsh Caledfwlch. Geoffrey of Monmouth, Latinised the name as Caliburnus. In Old French sources this then became Escalibor, Excalibor, and finally the familiar Excalibur.