Wizard’s Well

I live near a place called Alderly Edge. At the edge there is a place called Wizard’s Well, it’s a stone trough below an outcrop of rock, in the rock above the trough there is engraved a face and an inscription inviting people to drink (shown below). I decided to write a poem putting it in a bit of a different light.
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“DRINK OF THIS
AND TAKE THY FILL
FOR THE WATER FALLS
BY THE WIZARD’S WILL”
Words engraved in stone below the face of the wizard at The Wizard’s Well, Alderly Edge.
The wizard stares forth
Out of the solid stone
Offering cool waters
To weary travellers
But is it wise
To take the gifts
Of a magic weaver
Even so cordially offered
What is his price
For the water drank
And when will payment
Be demanded?
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Hope you enjoy, please feel free to comment.
The Lonely Recluse.

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~ by The Lonely Recluse on August 26, 2012.

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