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 2 - Scattered Chatter


Lion 2:


Artist behind the lion:

Gérard Mathie (French author and visual artist).

Adoptive Writer:

Eric Valentine at Scattered Chatter

Blog Description:

(not yet produced)

Poem or piece of prose inspired by the lion:


He burst forth from the past to now
Fiercely proud, strong, erect.
His torso adorned and glowing still,
Remnants of the days of battle royal,
The figures, depicting scars from days of old.

I first saw him standing there -
Covered it seemed in a hue of snow?

On his chest emblazoned in red,
“Is that a red maple leaf I see,
Or some such facsimile ?”
I said astounded! ~ hesitantly, ~
“You are Canadian ~ aren’t you”

About the lion's name:

The first time I met the #2 Lion I was struck by the White on his face and chest with the Red blaze, (Maple Leaf?) reminiscent of the Canadian flag.
In selecting a name for my Lion, I decided on Sangilak which means, ‘The strongest of all’ in Inuktitut. The Inuit are an indigenous people of Canada.
This seemed most apt, for the Lion has long been known as “The King of The Jungle’ down through the ages and pages of history.

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