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 15 - A Wanderer In Paris

 

Lion 15:

Endelyn

Artist behind the lion:

Ahtzic Silis (sculptor, painter from El Salvador)

Adoptive Writer:

Verilion at A Wanderer In Paris.

Blog Description:

Verilion lives in Paris and maintains a regular blog that is full of great writing. She seems to be an avid traveller and often posts gripping tales from her adventures. We wonder why she is not a travel journalist. V works in education and often shares amusing anecdotes about her work and life in Paris. She writes the odd poem and also posts examples of creative writing. With a name like Verilion, we are sure she will be a perfect lion owner!

Poem or piece of prose inspired by the lion:

The fire within burns vibrant on her skin,
tattooing vague patterns of blazing dragons
across her flank.
Wild imaginings bursting forth,
swirling to indefinite
beginnings, middles and endings.
Prowling forth into uncertainty,
her radiance undiminished,
her force yet unrealised,
her soul a rich muse
of consciousness.


About the lion's name:

Verilion says:

"From the beginning I decided that some of Shameless’s lions were female. I knew that I wanted her name to mean fire, but according to my indepth research it actually means fire soul. The name is apparently Gaelic, but I could only find details of a Cornish saint who somehow became all embroiled with King Arthur and had the power to bring people and her cow back to life!

So the name began as Endellion, sometimes spelt Endillyon, the Saint is Endelienta, but I liked the Cornish variant. So please welcome to my blog Endelyn."

10 comments:

Verilion said...

I have finally named and properly claimed my lion. The poem and name was posted today on my blog and linked back here. Is that right? It was an absolute bugger putting that poem in the side bar and I have given UP!!!! ROAR.

Canterbury Soul said...

Endylyn and the poem strike fear all round! Well done, Miss V!

Verilion said...

She's not really scary at all. Honest!

Cailleach said...

Magnificent lion - easy to see why it inpsires your piece :)

Minx said...

'Wild imaginings' - I like that!


I had the same problem with my poem (in the sidebar). My words will not be confined.

Remiman said...

" the fire within burns vibrant.....
..her radiance undiminished.
Can we expect sparks to emanate from this hot blooded Endelyn?
rel

Debi said...

Clever, V ...

Vesper said...

I also sometimes think of my lion as a "she", even though I also think of him as Alexander the Great. It is strange.. Beautiful poem, with a huge inner force, soul gripping... I think Alexander could be a good friend of Endelyn.

Verilion said...

I'm being very lazy here, this is a straight cut and paste:
From the beginning I decided that some of Shameless’s lions were female. I actually chose her name last Tuesday, but I didn’t really have time to fully research it and do some variations until today. I knew that I wanted her name to mean fire, but according to my in depth research it actually means fire soul. The name is apparently Gaelic, but I could only find details of a Cornish saint who somehow become all embroiled with King Arthur and had the power to bring people and her cow back to life!

So the name began as Endellion, sometimes spelt Endillyon, the Saint is Endelienta, but I liked the Cornish variant. So please welcome to my blog Endelyn

Atyllah said...

Wow, cool lionness, beautiful poem to match.