Writer and Poet based in the United Kingdom
a. North American Poetry Competition 1997. Second Prize.
b. National Poetry Library Contest 1998. Runner up.
c. Faber and Faber National Poetry Day Contest 1999. Second Prize
d. Faber and Faber National Poetry Day Contest - Sutton Coldfield 2000. First Prize.
e. Jazzclaw Poetry Competition 2002 ... more »
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Rita Pal Poems
Take Me Away
Take me away with you to the sunset's fire. Take me away with you to dreamers desire Take me away with you until the stars are a pyre. Take me away with you to our soul's island
Smile Once More
Smile like the summer suns Smile like the solar fires Smile like the starlit nights Just smile once more
The rain is cold on me Your words are ice on me The rain is warm on me Your knives are gashed on me
Field of Dreams.
Field of Dreams Meet me in a field of gold Where the sunlight rains
The Magic Carpet
Fly her away where skies caress the suns And the dawns mist laughs for romantic nights. Oh Persian peacock prince of moments Where are thou-est gold dusted carpets?
Fly From Me
Fly from me to sunset dreams Fly from me to Saturn's rings Fly from me through diamond rains. Fly from me through solar flares.
I remember that you liked the land After the rains had washed the earth I remember that you liked the storms After I feared the frightening thunder
Seas of dreams in turquoise silk Quilts the sands of distant time Mermaid trysts with ghostly sailors Haunts the nights on turquoise bay
Moonlight, night-light, star-lights, fire-lights, Lamplight, candlelight, tea-lights. street light He ignites all my lights at midnight, Softening his kisses to fire my senses.
Kiss of the Vampire
Lock me close to you for all my eternal lifetimes. Love me locked to you till the ends of dreams, My sunrises are handcuffed to your twilights. Capture my thoughts for I am your prisoner,
Castle of the Crystal Tear
In the distance, I see a sailor A sailor who sails the stormy seas A sailor who cries in cosmic laughter A sailor who hides his crystal tears
A Handful of Daydreams
In the dead of night, silence cracks Nightmares haunt with demons dare Hourglass frozen in crystal fear Gravestone laced in fated days.
Beggar of Love
Twisted lusted passionate desire Love be it betrayal Love be it sacrifice Love be it death
Dinner at Dal Lake
Moonlit are the nights on Dal Lake Starlit are the waves of Dal Lake Firelit are the trysts on Dal Lake
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Take Me Away
Take me away with you to the sunset's fire.
Take me away with you to dreamers desire
Take me away with you until the stars are a pyre.
Take me away with you to our soul's island
For there we will meet by the sunrises of fire
For there we will remain locked in eternity's lair.