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 1 - Doors Left Open


Lion 1:


Artist behind the lion:

Nora Boudjemaï (French painter).

Adoptive Writer:

Canterbury Soul at Doors Left Open.

Blog Description:

This interesting blogger is based in Singapore and provides a "must visit" collection of poems and musings on life. Prolific is the word that comes to mind when you visit this blog on a regular basis and the words often leave you gasping. The subjects covered are wide and varied and there are also short stories to get our teeth into. CS also seems to be a music lover. The perspective of someone living in Singapore shines through.

Poem or piece of prose inspired by the lion:


Heaven has stirred
The buried soul
Who had battled mighty foes of a sovereign Macedon

He resides in
The regal body
Living the same heroic attributes that command fear
and respect

Strength in unity
Power in authority
Imposed on the faces of all on earth -
he vows

Canterbury Soul also wrote this longer tribute:


The greatest animal of antiquity
Could only serve and die for
The greatest ruler of mankind
Alexander the Great

Dead and buried
At Jalalpur Sharif
The gods of the heavens
Have eternal designs
No man would grasp
As they stirred
The soul and spirit
Who had battled, trampled, bitten
Foes of the sovereign Macedon
And has it resided
In the regal body
Of the bona fide king of animals

A lion
That reflects strength in unity
Power in community
Through the faces of all on earth

Fear no more of
Thy shadow and nemesis
For thou has yet
Another grand master
In the mould
Of a certain Canterbury Soul
Whose daily rewards for thee
Are immense and sure
Poetry in the morn
Caress beneath the mane
Fruits that gratifies
Protection guarded with honour

So, go forth and fight with the Soul
Serving faithfully
Preparing to die valiantly
Just as thou had done at Hydaspes


Minx said...

Lovely name, CS, and a strong poem to match.

Verilion said...

You got it down to 48 then. Looking forward to hearing more from Bucephalus.

Canterbury Soul said...

thanks, Minx, for the kind words!

Bucephalus, you've heard Miss V! Start performing orelse...