Rani Turton

Rani Turton Poems


Silence. Long moments that stretch into years.
Restrained words, sometimes gaps where names should be.
Words, prayers, songs, imagination inflamed by memory.

A Mad Bird Was I

I walked down that lonely road
That sinuous, torturous bend
You know how I hated
The cold, the distance, my thoughts.

You'll Be My Knight In Shining Armour

You'll be my knight in shining armour
Shining so bright I can hardly see
The sunlight because of thee

A Niche For Me In Your Heart

If you have some place
Some place you could well spare
Make a niche for me in your heart
To warm me within your space

A Wooden Door, A Metal Key

A plain wooden door, nerve-ridden
A carved metal key, in my pocket hidden.

And secrets that lie behind that blank facade

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I would like copyright info and your permission to quote your poem 'Just Believe' in a weekly essay I write for my church, Thank you very much.

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p.a. noushad 04 April 2009

my soul gets bliss on your verses.

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Sílvia Oliveira 29 December 2008

Dear Rani Turton, Plath´s poems are so dense to me... maybe because I´m her namesake and might sometimes carry similar feelings of sadness and desperation...Well, as to your poems, they´re excellent! Congrats from Brazil, Yours in Poetry, Sílvia Oliveira

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Rani Turton Biography

Independant writer and poet living in France.

These poems are a selection of years of writing. They are all under strict copyright. If you want to use any material in the poems for publication, teaching, scolarship or reference they MUST be credited. No commercial usage is permitted. Copying, scraping or plagiarising is not appreciated. Poems that appear in print for anthologies or textual use need written permission. Thank you.

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