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 6 - Shameless Words


Lion 6:


Artist behind the lion:

Nicolas Fafiotte (French designer)

Adoptive Writer:

Seamus at Shameless Words. Keeper/Tamer of the shameless lions.

Blog Description:

This will have to be a neutral kind of description because I can hardly praise my own blog, can I? As well as having an obsession with these lions from Lyon, and organising this writing circle, I produce a writing blog. It is a collection of poems, short stories, fiction extracts, book reviews, snippets of life, photos, paintings - as well as musings on writing, fiction and publishing. I am an Irish/NZ journalist who's been based in France since 1997.

Poem inspired by my lion:

look at this lion of life/in need of constant feeding/strange desires to roar at the day/forlorn and endearing yet violent and pouncing/innocent heads beautifully hovered/between his trembling jaw/drips from savage teeth on the skin/panting breath, burning tongue/games of irresistible danger.

About the lion's name:

Eugene is named after Eugene Ionesco, the Romanian playwright who lived in France. I wanted my lion to have a literary identity with a French connection. The patches of colour, the mad ensemble, the bright colours, reminded me of the absurd, which Ionesco was so good at. The lion was designed by someone called Fafiotte, which also sounds quite fun, and the work of Ionesco, while sometimes tragic, has an element of farce about it.


L.M.Noonan said...

call me a menopausal crone/hag...but me finds this-kinda erotic. These days one must look for sex between the lines whereone one can, afterall the eyesight is failing, amongst other things

Minx said...

Heh, Shameless, you sexpot!

Verilion said...

Mmm... it is a bit hot isn't it? Although Eugene is not a name that I would normally associate with games of irresistible danger!

Shameless said...

Blimey, that is some reading between the lines! I admit it's a little racy, but take a look at that lion! :) Not my fault. He eats raw fish.

gautami tripathy said...

Very kaleodoscopic lion and that poem inspired by him.

Anonymous said...

Hi, would you please pass this note along to Eugene? I invite him to come visit me on my new blog, Literary Lion of Lyon. He would probably recognize me from the blog’s title, but tell him Roary sent the invitation. Thanks.

Roary ^..^