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Dawn Slanker

Words In Process (acrostic)

Words In Process

Painter of words
Orator of art
Emotional muse
Thought provoking bard

Pen and paper
Ode, sonnet, or prose
Enticing rhythm and
Meter that flows

Picturesque prose born of
Oral tradition.
Exacting devices used for
Tantilizing descriptions
Read for gradification
Yearning for ovation

©2008 Dawn Slanker

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Nature's Love Song (a sonnet)

Nature's Love Song

Aurora's ballad wakes the sleeping Sun
and lulls the Moon to fade and sleep by light;
the Sun sends out his morning rays to shun
the dark and melt the sable cloak of night.
Impassioned by Aurora's blushing arcs
that cross a morning sky of palest blues
imbued with color and resplendent sparks
that arch in sinuous prismatic hues,
the Earth is girdled in a warm embrace
that casts a glow upon the nimbus cloud.
A cerise flush which mounts to Gaia's face
reflects her passion for the Sun, who's proud
to be the one to seed Earth Mother's womb
with energy to tend to nature's bloom.

©2008 Dawn Slanker

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Breaking News...Poet's leaving for Mars. (alliterative acrostic)

Written just for fun and as an introduction to poetsofmars.com

Breaking News...Poet's leaving for Mars. (acrostic)

Poets ponder perplexing problems of pen and paper while
Obviously overlooking other opportunities which
Easily explain exactly how existential explorers have come
To tred trippingly along Terza Rima, Terzanell, and Triolet verse.
Seemingly, these spaced-out word smiths are solidly sold on moving to Mars.
Obviously, the outcome offers other advantages by way of
Freedom from the fastidious focus of feral Ya'fools.
Motivating merging members of the Mars movement has other merit.
Alternately, artists are allowed to act according to their natures by
Respectively reviewing raucous writing and raising the roof without reprisal.
So, I say to all skillful scribes: straddle your stylograph and set sail for the stars.

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Sweet Flora

Sweet Flora

Lovers flit from flower to flower
ignoring flora's lusty dower.
So, there she would wait, a lovely sight
wishing for her lover to alight
and spread her seed with April showers.

She watches from her lofty bower
as Spring succumbs to Summer's power.
but sees no messengers in their flight.
As Summer's sun begins to cower
sweet Flora does mourn her endless plight.

She dreams of Autum's belated knight
arriving at the perfect hour
to stroke the nub within her flower
with fluttering wings that can excite
bringing her joy and complete delight.

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Earthbound Angel (a monotetra elegy)

'The monotetra consists of any number of stanzas of four lines each. Each stanza contains a monorhyme, so that the pattern of the stanzas would be “aaaa bbbb cccc” and so on… this is where the “mono” in the name of the form comes in. The “tetra” in the name of the form is because each line of each stanza is written in tetrameter... The other aspect of the monotetra is that the fourth line of each stanza is a repeating four-syllable phrase...' http: //forums.mosaicmusings.net/index.php? showtopic=253

Earthbound Angel
(an elegy for a lovely poet and friend)

An earthbound Angel's taken flight
her home's among the stars so bright
To hear her Siren song by night.
Look to the light, look to the light.

No longer will our Siren sing.
An earthbound Angel's taken wing
and in her flight did sadness bring
a painful sting, a painful sting.

In memory; her voice so frail
sings to the wind, a lovely tale.
An earthbound Angel's taken sail
on heaven's gale, on heaven's gale.

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