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Not like a tame lion

Wednesday, 22 July, 2015

“Oh Lion in a peculiar guise,
Sharp Roman road to Paradise,
Come eat me up, I’ll pay thy toll
With all my flesh, and keep my soul.”

Stevie Smith, Selected Poems

The lion

“He’ll be coming and going” he had said. “One day you’ll see him and another you won’t. He doesn’t like being tied down — and of course he has other countries to attend to. It’s quite all right. He’ll often drop in. Only you mustn’t press him. He’s wild, you know. Not like a tame lion.” — C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe


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