Stream of Conciousness Saturday: By Any Other Name

A  Rose by any other name would smell as sweet

Shakespeare  said  this  once …how neat!

So  tell me if  we  had  another  name

Would  we  still  be  the very same

As  we are  with  the name  that  we were given.

Or  would our  souls  be  differently  driven.


Would  your  lover, husband  or  brother

If  renamed  suddenly  become another.

Is  there  something in  a name

That  decrees  our  lives  and  sets our  game.

Or  is  this  all a pointless pursuit

Pondering over  the  saying  of  the Bard …however  cute!


William Shakespeare at work


This  is part  of  Linda G Hill’s  Stream of  Consciousness Saturday : Pingback here  

Badge by: Doobster @ Mindful Digressions



Here  are  Linda’s  rules :

Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” or “Begin with the word ‘The’.”

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments, for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. Have fun!

29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Let's CUT the Crap!
    May 09, 2015 @ 01:41:21

    This feels spur-of-the-moment-inspired, as in hot-hot-hot!
    A.w.e.s.o.m.e. 😀


  2. LindaGHill
    May 09, 2015 @ 01:44:53

    Ha! I love this, Willow! Thanks for the smile before bed. 😀


  3. IdealisticRebel
    May 09, 2015 @ 03:17:37


  4. Paul
    May 09, 2015 @ 04:44:47

    Ahhh, the rose. Well written Willow.


  5. John W. Howell
    May 09, 2015 @ 11:53:43

    Nice treatment and use of the prompt.


  6. lauramacky
    May 09, 2015 @ 13:37:31

    Lovely 🙂


  7. Glazed
    May 09, 2015 @ 13:56:53

    I love the poem. And it does make one wonder if we would behave differently with a different name. Or would we still be the same old rose.


  8. gigoid
    May 09, 2015 @ 14:58:03

    Willow, my dear… I haven’t made it by in a while, & had a moment or two… I do like to come by when I can, just to let you know you matter, and I appreciate all the loyalty you’ve showed me & my blog for almost four years now…. I love you, man! Even though you’re not a man…. 😉

    I hope all is well in Willow World; take care, milady, & Blessed Be….

    Ned, aka, gigoid, the dubious



    • willowdot21
      May 09, 2015 @ 15:24:11

      Hi Ned love the sunglasses (on the icon) How are you Sir , I worry about you you when you say the aches and pains are playing up or that you have not slept well But you always soldier on!! All is good here in Willow world and you are as always welcome! I love you too Man!! even if you are a man!! 😉 Keep on keeping on and may you be blessed too!! xxxxxxxxx ❤


  9. Hope Floats
    May 09, 2015 @ 19:13:27

    Very nicely done 🙂


  10. pattyalcala
    May 09, 2015 @ 22:40:36

    The poem is thought provoking. I enjoyed it. But, the rose… Beautiful. I came by because I want to invite you to have fun with The Freestyle Writing Challenge. I just finished doing it and it was so much fun. I think you would enjoy it. To find out more about it go to:


  11. IdealisticRebel
    May 10, 2015 @ 00:35:43

    Hi! I have nominated you for the Premio Dardos Award! Please stop by my blog and pick up your award at


    • willowdot21
      May 10, 2015 @ 07:42:06

      Hi Barbara and thank you for the honour but I can no longer accept awards but thank you anyway. I hope you are well and have a good week ahead of you. xx


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