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 40 - The Outsider


Lion 40:


Artist behind the lion:

Anne Guerrant (French visual artist).

Adoptive Writer:

Durga at The Outsider.

Blog Description:

Durga is another of our members living in India. The blog is quite new, but already there have been interesting, thought-provoking posts. Visitors to the blog are given this information: "Love books and films and butterflies and the night sky. Work best on the terrace under the stars. Too harsh sunlight puts me off. Love going for long walks, especially when it rains. Dozing off on my swing on the terrace is my idea of bliss. Passionate about chocolates, in spite of what they do to one's teeth. Some day hope to live far away from the city, in a cosy cottage with a lawn, reading and writing and hearing the laughter of the five children I intend to adopt."

Poem or piece of prose inspired by the lion:

The mirror showed me a thousand cracks,
I thought I would just let them fall apart,
I would just let them fall,
And I would stand and watch,
Pieces of me crumble away,
Merge into the nothingness around,
Till this Lion came my way,
And I saw a thousand ways,
Of patching the pieces back again…

About the lion's name

Durga says: "Durgapriya is the name of one of the strongest Indian Goddesses. She fought against evil and came out victorious. She is always shown mounted on a lion."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm doing a geography project for my highschool class. I was researching lion statues when I found this website. Some of the lions are aboslutely brillant looking, but I need some information on them for my project! Could you tell me where some of these lions come from?

In particular, Lion #40 is amazing.