The Book of Gawain
The First Continuation
The High Book of the Grail
Spicer on Gawain
On the sea
(There is never an ocean in all Grail legend)
There is a boat.
There is always one lone person on it sailing
His name is Kate or Bob or Mike or Dora and his sex is
almost as obscure as his history.
Yet he will be met by a ship of singing women who will embalm
him with nard and spice and all of the hallows.
As the ocean
In the far distance.