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 19 : Still Standing On Her Head


Lion 19:


Artist behind the lion:

Farid Belkahia (Moroccan visual artist).

Adoptive Writer:

Catherine at Still Standing On Her Head.

Blog Description:

It seems this lion couldn't have gone to a more perfect home. Catherine is not only a fan of poetry - there is some superb work here - but she is also keen on quiltmaking! Catherine lives in Christchurch, in the South Island of New Zealand, and readers of her blog are treated to wonderful photos of her environs. The quality of the writing here is very high and the subjects and poetry make this site a real pleasure to stroll through.

Poem or piece of prose inspired by the lion:

Don't snigger. I am not what you think.
The women who made me had little,
but they chose only the best pieces
for me. They knew what it was
to fight. They sewed fierceness
and strength into every stitch.


LJCohen said...

Ahh--I like this anthem of defiance and strength.

exskindiver said...

It speaks for all of us who by necessity wore hand-me-downs with PRIDE.

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Catherine, this is such a powerful ending: "They sewed fierceness/
and strength into every stitch." I am drawn into your poem more and more each time I read it. Thank you.