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 48 - Humanyms


Lion 48:


Artist behind the lion:

Renato Montanero (French painter and sculptor).

Adoptive Writer:

Pearl at Humanyms.

Blog Description:

Stunning is one of the words that crossed my mind when I first read this site. Pearl Pirie is a Canadian poet, writer and editor and is obviously someone entirely committed to getting people enthusiastic about words. Humanyms is just one of several sites that Pearl produces. The material here is indepth and thoughtful and very well written. Pearl welcomes people to her blog with these words: "Welcome. You share, I share. We both learn. It's all good."

Poem or piece of prose inspired by the lion:


feathers floss canines
prejudgement’s sound — brassy
“can tell you’re lion” rankles,
presumed by type to

watch the steps, claws delicate,
violets and violent power



inevitable glide

eagle eggs for mammal bones
a unity, pheasant is kin,
compassionate is king –

bring the wounded to heal.



I like the last line...."bring the wounded to heal."

Pearl said...

Thanks. :)