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 14 - Bleeding Espresso


Lion 14:


Artist behind the lion:

José de Léon (Spanish painter).

Adoptive Writer:

Sognatrice at Bleeding Espresso.

Blog Description:

This is the gorgeous blog of an American woman who's moved to Calabria, Italy. Sognatrice writes in a way that makes you feel and breathe what she describes. The blog is focused on her writing but also on her daily life as an expat. Our mouths are left watering with recipes and pictures of scrumptious food and our hearts pound as she describes the new life she has chosen. It's no wonder that Sognatrice's blog has such a strong following.

Poem or piece of prose inspired by the lion:

You never believe me,
but fine.

He stopped,
squished his nose against the glass,
pulled back,
shook his mane,
and strutted away,
leaving me to wonder how his heart
ended up on his sleeve.

Oh yeah?

Did to.

Then how do you explain that nose-shaped smear?


L.M.Noonan said...

Welcome! Your lion so suits you

sognatrice said...

Thanks LM! I think Leonardo (as he has asked to be called) and I will be very happy here :)

Shameless, Leo and I are blushing :)

LJCohen said...

Ahhhh, loved this! "Did to." Left me with a smile. Thank you!

Verilion said...

Will we ever find out about Leonardo's past? I'm intrigued now. I love the tone of the poem too.

sognatrice said...

LJ, glad you liked it. Leonardo was feeling playful, obviously :)

Verilion, I'm dying to know what happened to Leonardo just as much as you are...sometimes it's tough to convince a lion to talk, but I'm working on it.

colleen said...

What a fun and intriguing lion and poem!

sognatrice said...

Thanks Colleen!

If anyone's interested, Leonardo has written a blog post at my site:

I am Lion, Hear Me Door

Absolute Vanilla... (& Atyllah) said...

Wonderful! I love the humour and the intrigue in your poem.

sognatrice said...

Thanks AV & A--sorry I'm only responding to this MONTHS later though ;)