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Below is the poem entitled WHAT'S IN A NAME which was written by poet J Eliza JAMES. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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My Name? 
I'll set the record straight, right now for what it's worth
Wordancer was not the name my mother gave me at my birth.
My avatar can be Emu, Fairy, Frog, or a dinner suited Wagtail 
Like the one who tattles to the birds when a Cat is on their trail.
This Poetically Spirited Soup shows there’s a welcome at the door, 
I don't know you; you don't know me, I'll see you on the dance floor 

As I travel through this varied life other names I sometimes own,
Like, Eliza and Threadneedle, they're all part of me alone.
On the Southern Fleurieu Peninsula, on the South Australian coast
Near the town of Yankalilla, is the place that I haunt most,
And if you're ever down our way the door is left ajar
You'll be welcome whether travelling from close by or from afar.

Oh yes, I love to dance.


Copyright © J Eliza JAMES

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  1. Date: 5/5/2013 8:02:00 AM
    Good morning, ELIZA, Congratulations with your Featured Poem of the week :-) Take care, and enjoy your wonderful day. Always & Forever! **LINDA**

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 11:13:00 PM
    Hi, I liked this, it's fun 'n fresh. You keep on gettin' it.

  1. Date: 2/11/2012 5:50:00 AM
    Creative and playful, I enjoyed reading.

    JAMES Avatar J Eliza JAMES
    Date: 2/11/2012 10:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Raskin, I like playing and dancing with words; glad you found pleasure, wordancer
  1. Date: 2/11/2012 4:54:00 AM
    A very well stated and welcoming invitation. I enjoyed reading your creative lines and fantasizing about travel to your oh-so-distant location. Good work!

    JAMES Avatar J Eliza JAMES
    Date: 2/11/2012 10:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for turning to my page, Leo, this is such a global meeting place and it is friendly too. I will see what I find on your page, Wordancer