Lion-man fights Lion-beast
Apollo plays his Golden lyre
amidst the Solar flowers
The Spirit-Lion roars above
Melting into the Sun-Light
Illuminating his Lion-Heart
Causing his claw-clad paws to flail
as the luminous royal crown radiates
Dazzled by the heat and light
The lion combusts with pride.
The big cat purred as he danced with the Gladiator,
Swirling and curving in the parched heat
Basking in the dream of the crown.
On a hot summer’s day
I look at you
Big, burly King of Hearts
My spirit leaps
I bow to joy
I bow to life
Loudly, rowdily, visibly
We circle around you
Ursula D., London 2014
I wrestled with my pride too long,
Forgot the sunflowers you brought.
We wore a crown of Summer then,
But courage faded with the dark.
I always loved you – gambler, rascal –
Still love your daring, restless heart.
And so I remember our future,
And fight my way to another start.
Sophie Juneau 1st Jan 2014