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 18 - Chick With A Quill

 


Lion 18:

Alexander.

Artist behind the lion:

Katell Le Bourdonnec (French visual artist).

Adoptive Writer:

Vesper at Chick With A Quill.

Blog Description:

Vesper describes herself as "newborn to the blogosphere". Launched very recently, her blog has writing and literature as a main focus and it conjures up more than an air of mystery. We don't know what country Vesper lives in or what she does for a job. Little is revealed at the moment (that may change), but the first few blog posts are intriguing and include a great poem. Her bio reads: "I live for the written and the moving illusions. This is about me, about my tangle of thoughts, my obsession with writing and time, my infatuation with Daniel".

Poem or piece of prose inspired by the lion:


Lost Babylon

He leaped at me
from the faded tiles of
Ishtar's procession.
His claws sank deep
into my flesh,
the dust of all illusions upon us.
"What seek you?" he rumbled. "The brilliance
is gone,
the gold is ashes."
"One named Alexander," I said.
"He was once a god."



Also, another poem, which is not for the contest.

My Heart Only

In the orchard of pink grapefruit, I walk.
What gleams, what sparkles, so lively, so slyly,
In the hot well of this darkness?
No stars in the high, no glow worms in my skirts.
Only your eyes, your glare of sapphire.
Your mighty roar echoes for me alone,
Sweet and bitter.
Do not devour me, lion of my heart.
Let us sacrifice this ripe grapefruit.

3 comments:

Verilion said...

Ooh this is very sensual. Hope Alexander didn't devour you, I want to read more.

KGT said...

Intriguing images and juxtapositions of metaphors. Pleasing. Like a song of Solomon.

Vesper said...

Verilion and Kgt, I just now discovered your comments. I thank you both very much for your words of appreciation. Verilion (and Kgt), please do come and read more... I only wish I had time to write and post more.