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 20 - Books Inq


Lion 20:


Artist behind the lion:

Rachid Koraïchi (Algerian visual artist).

Adoptive Writer:

Frank at Books Inq.

Blog Description:

This is a "must read" for writers, readers or those working in the industry. Frank Wilson is the book review editor at the US newspaper The Philidelphia Inquirer and his blog is regularly updated with invaluable links to poetry, creative writing, articles, blogs and lots more. He also offers his assessment on the burning topics of the day. Frank's blog has become extrememly popular on many continents, admired for his sharp wits and generous spirit.

Poem or piece of prose inspired by the lion:

The Red Lion

Crimson Barbarossa
Lion of Lyons, you bring
To aging mind
And weary heart
Red Lion Road
Where the Poquessing flowed
Dividing the city and its streets
From the country and its lanes
When the difference counted
A long time ago.


Shameless said...

Hi there,
Things looking great here. You need to send through a poem/prose piece of 48 words or under if you want to be eligible for the writing circle contest. Judging starts this Wednesday. Check out the circle site. Email me or post your piece into the comments section of your listing. :)

Cailleach said...

Oh - I like that. Poquessing I had to google, but I see why it was used. What a nice bridge between continents.