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 13 - My Gap Year

 


Lion 13:

Vermillion.

Artist behind the lion:

Polly Law Yuk Kwan (Hong Kong designer, visual artist).

Adoptive Writer:

Apprentice at My Gap Year.

Blog Description:

Apprentice, who lives in Britain, produces warm and inspiring work on a regular basis. She writes her own poems and highlights the work of others. The site is also kept vibrant with stunning photographs. This 51-year-old also has another blog called Cancer Chronicles, which contains a series of haiku poems that tell the story of her experience of having breast cancer. The collection has now been published. The strong writing on this blog will ensure its popularity.

Poem or piece of prose inspired by the lion:

a lacquered lion stalked
a ridged roof of terracotta tiles
till lightening struck and he leapt down
to pad past pagodas, tip-toe through the tea
house and out through the moongate - off to seek a soulmate
in far away lands still red in tooth and claw

4 comments:

LJCohen said...

I like the ambiguity of the final line--the contrast between the civilized lands he comes from and the places 'still red in tooth and claw' where he hopes to find his mate.

Verilion said...

What will happen to Vermilion? I like the imagery of where this lions prowls. A lovely poem Apprentice.

apprentice said...

Thank you both. Don't worry he'll be fine. He spotted a few hyenas and had a laugh with the, and chewed the fat with a leopard.
He's a bit of a loner still, but hoping who knows who he might spy down at the watering hole tonight

Absolute Vanilla... (& Atyllah) said...

Oh, I do like this poem, Apprentice - brilliant imagery!