Dawn Slanker

Biography of Dawn Slanker


sculptor of people molded in clay.
painter and poet with something to say.
teacher by occupation, student of art,
favoring creativity born from the heart.
yearns for inspiration from an undecided muse,
reaching and searching for anything to use.
I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful boys whom I love very much. I also have 3 dogs (boxer/pit, dobie, boxer) ,2 cats, and 16 fish. I have a BA in English, a BA in Psych, and a minor in Art. I love to garden and I'm an avid collector of roses both real and painted.

I love everything Artsy and poetry is no exception. I enjoy writing all forms of poetry and experimenting with various poetic devices. However, Although I enjoy free verse, I especially love structured poetry and have been challenging myself by working down a list of structured forms. I have learned so much about writing poetry and all it's nuances from this exercise alone. I'm a firm believer that there is a distinct difference between prose and poetry and that poetry must contain some form of poetic device in order to be called poetry. Mostly, I just love words and playing with words so don't be surprised if you see something a bit funky from time to time. Thanks for taking the time to ready my bio. Peace and Happiness to all.

Dawn Slanker's Works:

Published in the book, Oh, What A Tangled Web...2008
http: //www.poetsofmars.com/

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Worth (A Quatern)

A quatern has four stanzas, each of which has four lines. Each line contains eight syllables. It does not have to rhyme, but it does follow a specific pattern of line repetition: the first stanza's first line is repeated as the second stanza's second line, the third stanza's third, and the final stanza's fourth.


My humble soul receives its worth
as hands caress the fertile soil.
A grateful earth rewards my heart
with gift of seed to tend and sow.

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