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 11 - Loose Leaf Notes


Lion 11:


Artist behind the lion:

Paul Bosland (French sculptor).

Adoptive Writer:

Colleen at Loose Leaf Notes.

Blog Description:

Colleen is a fabulous poet and writer and her work stays with you long after you leave her site. She lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Floyd, Virginia, in the US. This website is full of great images and moving words. Colleen has this to say about herself: "I write to synthesize what I'm learning at the time, whether it be poetry, a political commentary, or a letter to my mother in Hull, Massachusetts, where I'm originally from. Whenever I don't know exactly what it is I'm doing and it borders on wasting my time, I call it research.

Poem or piece of prose inspired by the lion:

Pink-haired street poet
last lion on the block to be picked
to prove that his rhyme is as big as his roar
that his appetite for words is not to be feared
as he shouts from his corner, “People,
your war is more uncivilized than the jungle!”

About the lion's name:

Colleen says:

"I named the lion Elliot and dubbed him a poet, after my late poet friend, Elliot, who liked to wear a purple beret and a daisy behind his ear. “What would Elliot say if he had a street corner in Paris to shout poetry from,” I wondered as I wrote my forty-eight word writing circle entry fee."


Jessica Schneider said...

I'm glad you and Elliot could join in. He's a nice pink lion.

-Johnny Cash

colleen said...

Only after Elliot #11 became available to me did I click for the larger image of Johnny Cash. Although I liked the name from the start, I didn't get the scope of what it meant until I looked closer and saw that he was made of money! I guess France has some pretty pink cash.