What’s In A Name?

Her mother was a stoner,
flowerchild of the sixties.
Braless, barefoot, oblivious.
She copulated in a purple haze.

Love child born in a stream,
drifted from womb to surface
floated in sun’s glistened path.
Named according to her origins.

Forever asked,
why Mica Shist?

Written for Quadrille Monday at dVerse, the virtual pub for poets around the globe. Today, De would like us to use the word “stone” or a form of the word, in our poem of exactly 44 words, sans title.
When I saw the word stone, immediately thought of rocks, then different types of rocks as in metamorphic, granite, and mica schist. Mica schist is a metamorphic rock that includes the mineral schist. When on the surface, schist gives a sparkle to the rock. Some say mica is nature’s glitter. So I decided to have a little fun with the prompt! Image from Pixabay.com

22 thoughts on “What’s In A Name?

  1. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) October 4, 2021 / 3:44 pm

    I love how you took us from stoned to mica… and I wonder how it is to grow up with a name like that.


  2. Jane Dougherty October 4, 2021 / 3:48 pm

    If she’d been a boy she’d have been Micah, I suppose 🙂


  3. msjadeli October 4, 2021 / 3:58 pm

    Clever wordplay, Lill. You put a lot of thought into it.


  4. Beverly Crawford October 4, 2021 / 4:43 pm

    Well, she could’ve been named Sparkle Plenty! Loved your humor. Enjoyed your poem.


  5. Glenn Buttkus October 4, 2021 / 5:00 pm

    Hippy names do seem silly to us now, but in 1968 it was cool to be named Moonglow or Seagull.


  6. Grace October 4, 2021 / 5:16 pm

    She is woman of her time. I smiled at her name.


  7. rothpoetry October 4, 2021 / 7:31 pm

    Ha ha Lillian…. I at first thought you were talking about your flower child days!! :>)
    I love the geological word play here. Brilliantly done!


  8. Ingrid October 5, 2021 / 12:15 am

    ‘She copulated in a purple haze’ made me laugh out loud! Poor little Mica Schist!


  9. Vandana Sharma October 5, 2021 / 2:28 am

    A new perspective and what a beautiful depiction!


  10. writingwhatnots October 5, 2021 / 4:32 am

    I enjoyed this – great fun. Also, some great lines:
    ‘floated in sun’s glistened path’.


  11. Xan October 5, 2021 / 8:36 am

    Hah–I think I knew them!


  12. paeansunplugged October 5, 2021 / 2:34 pm

    Mica is definitely nature’s glitter! What fun you had with the challenge! Fantastic!


  13. Jewish Young Professional "JYP" October 5, 2021 / 5:38 pm

    I almost did a poem with this usage of “stoned” too. (I drafted one, but in the end, went in a totally different direction) Love where you went with this one! I can totally picture these characters.


  14. calmkate October 7, 2021 / 4:31 pm

    lol really made me smile, I’ve met a few Mica Shist’s 😉


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