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 36 : Terminal Chaosity

 

Lion 36:

Ari.

Artist behind the lion:

Cristina Taveres (French painter).

Adoptive Writer:

Lo at Terminal Chaosity.

Blog Description:

This is another pearl of a poetry-focused blog. Lo lives in the US (Alexandria, Virginia) and has an attractive site full of excellent writing. Two of her poems were recently accepted for The Poetry Revolt. She agreed to small changes, saying: "It's really hard for me, as an author, to accept (much less acknowledge) requested changes but I did want to call attention to the fact that here's one editor who really knows her "stuff" and who knows how to approach even tempermental and opinionated old hags like myself".

Poem or piece of prose inspired by the lion:

Ari

This is how you thought they'd learn -
by being drawn & quartered,
humiliated, abandoned, set-in-stone.
But before the lesson's end,
before you grinned & walked away,
you should have turned your head
& taken one long & lasting look
into the lion's eyes. You would have
seen how still they shone.

4 comments:

L.M.Noonan said...

welcome to the pride, LO

Verilion said...

Welcome Ari and Lo. I like what you have captured in this poem.

Lo said...

Corrected for word-count purposes

Ari

This is how you thought they'd learn -
by being drawn & quartered,
humiliated, abandoned, set-in-stone.
But before the lesson's end,
before you grinned & walked away,
you should have turned your head
& taken one long & lasting look
into the lion's eyes. You would have
seen how still they shone.

Shameless said...

Thanks, Lo, all updated now. :)