What Is This All About ?

The writers gathered here have adopted one of the 48 lions that appeared in "The Lions Of Lyon" series on the writing blog Shameless Words. By adopting a lion, the writers have become a member of this new writing circle. The lions have been posted in the sidebars of the writers' individual blogs, accompanied by a poem or piece of prose. Of course, it is hoped that the strength, luck and prestige of these mighty beasts will rub off on their owners! (Keep scrolling down to see the full listings of all members and their lions).

Lion 47 : A Story A Day

 

Lion 47:

Odin.

Artist behind the lion:

Georges Faure (French sculptor and designer).

Adoptive Writer:

Nothingman at A Story A Day.

Blog Description:

Nothingman begins his blog with these words: "Hanging on to life by the thin threads of madness. With every story slipping closer to the end." Now that is what I call a hook! This is a vibrant, varied blog written by a 23-year-old living in India. There is a mountain of great material available to avid readers, with short stories and prose produced on a regular basis. The author says he aims to write a story a day, and welcomes feedback to improve his craft.

Poem or prose inspired by the lion:


A God
A hunter
A stalker
With power, wisdom and lust for war
A liar
A storyteller
With word-webs spun from Hell to Heaven
A beast
A machine
Ruthless, relentless and forever learning

A poet lost in a battlefield

One eyed, drunk on mead

I give you

Odin

7 comments:

apprentice said...

I hope I've got lion 13, if so here's my piece:

Vermillion

a lacquered lion stalked
a roof of ridged terracotta tiles
till lightening struck and he leapt down
to pad past pagodas, tip-toe through the tea
house and out through the moongate, off to seek a soulmate
in far away lands still red in tooth and claw

It is pagoda shaped on my blog

Minx said...

I love this lion Nothingman. Odin is the father of Bragi (my own sweet lion). Should I call you pop?

LJCohen said...

"A poet lost in a battlefield"

I like that line very much.

Verilion said...

A great poem that gives a lot of insight into Odin.

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

I like the poet line too. If one thinks about that line alone there can be so much meaning.

Nothingman said...

Hey guys, the poem is very much inspired by the book American Gods by neil gaiman....Odin is characterised beautifully in that book....must read if you like norse mythology!

Thanks for the love!

And Cheers to Seamus!

N

A Story A Day

Atyllah said...

This is just the most stunning lion!
And ooh, ooh, ooh, I've got American Gods in the pile - going to dig it out and read it rightaway! Funnily, enough I've just started researching Odin for a new manuscript. Totally timeous to find you and your lion!