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 38 - Meloney Lemon

 


Lion 38:

Homer.

Artist behind the lion:

François Burland (Swiss visual artist).

Adoptive Writer:

Meloney at Meloney Lemon.

Blog Description:

This is a blog by a writer who lives in South London in the UK. Little is revealed on this site about Meloney Lemon herself, but what is revealed is the fact that this is a woman who knows how to punch out a gripping yarn, poem or piece of prose. The posts are very well written and seem to come from someone who has done/does do this for a living. Meloney Lemon is a mother and there are often references to her children on this delightful blog.


Poem or piece of prose inspired by the lion:

"Joe the Lion - made of iron"
said David Bowie

influenced by
Dylan Thomas

Walt Whitman

William Shakespeare

Ovid

Virgil

Lucretius

Epicurus

Democritus

Pythagoras

his wife Theano
- who discovered
The Golden Mean
magic number in
architecture
shells
sunflowers



The longer version:

'Joe The Lion - made of iron.....'

Said David Bowie.

Who was influenced by
Bob Dylan

Who was influenced by
Dylan Thomas

Who was influenced by
Walt Whitman

Who was influenced by
William Shakespeare

who was influenced by
Ovid

Who was influenced by
Virgil

Who was influenced by
Lucretius

Who was influenced by
Epicurus

who was influenced by
Democritus

Who was influenced by
Pythagoras

Who was influenced by
his wife, Theano who
discovered The Golden
Mean. The principal on
whch the ancient Egyptians
and Greeks based their
architecture. A number
found in the spiral of a
Nautilus shell and in the pattern
of a sunflower.


About the lion's name:

Meloney Lemon says:

"This Lion is Homer. His decorations remind me of a Greek urn, though on closer inspection they look Aboriginal. Still cool. (Very relevant as I was nearly an archaeologist.) A roar of antiquity. This lion is Homer. Both Greek and Simpson."

5 comments:

Minx said...

Clever, Lemon.

Verilion said...

And I love Sunflowers too, so I liked that the poem somehow ended with that.

Pearl said...

What a compelling chain of history.

Meloney Lemon said...

Thanks, S. You could leave the longer version - if only as an explanation for the edited one. Or is that cheating?

Meloney Lemon said...

This Lion is Homer.

His decorations remind me of a Greek urn, though on closer inspection they look Aboriginal. Still cool.

(Very relevant as I was nearly an archaeologist.)

A roar of antiquity.

This lion is Homer.
Both Greek and Simpson.