Biography of Rita Pal
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 Fourth place.
Rita Pal's Works:
The Doll House People. Goodhall S (Ed) , (1995) : Central England Poets Anthology; Arrival Press. ISBN 1 85786 311 9.
Certified Insane. Head A (ed) , (1996) : West Midlands Poetry Anthology; Arrival Press.
The Mind's Eye. Head A (ed) , (1996) : Nightmare Anthology; Arrival Press. ISBN 1857316592.
Ode To Darcy. Goodhall S (ed) , (1996) : Time/ Labour of Love; Anchor Publishers.
Enchanted. Olsen Kelly (ed) , Imagine Here Poetry Now; ISBN 1862260826.
Sheep Worshippers. Byars R (ed) ,1998: Verse and Verbosity; Poetry Now. ISBN 1862260680.
Dancing Round The Dead. Olsen Kelly (ed): 1997: Voices; Poetry Now. ISBN 186226015X.
Memory Tombstone. Kellingray H, (1997) : Thoughts of Yesteryear; Anchor Books. ISBN 1959305555.
The Doll House People. The Asian Age; 11th October 1997.
The Mind's Eye and Blue Ice. International Library of Poetry: www.poetry.com; Consuming Flame. ISBN 1-58235-137-6.
Fireheart. Freudman JF (ed) , Messages in a Silenced Hush; The Georgian Blue Poetry Society and Poetic Dreams. Steve Twelvetree. ISBN 1859307183.
Catworld. Poetry Now Western England, Ed Heather Killingray; Dec 1999.
Drop Dead 'In Our Own Words/Xer Poetry'.
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
Field Of Dreams.
Field of Dreams Meet me in a field of gold Where the sunlight rains
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,
Stars and comets find him for me, Seek my betrothed and let me glimpse The dreams of his eyes and the fire of his soul. Dawns crack and twilight’s dance
Centuries Of You
For centuries, I have craved to snatch a glimpse of you, For centuries, I have desired your timeless conversations, Wrapped in the warm solar flares of the magical northern lights, My prayers are heaven sent, reaching the glittering stars for you,
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.
The Butterfly Whisperer
The secrets of daylight butterfly Embroidered within its wings
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.
Don’t Say Goodbye
Don’t say you love me Don’t say you hate me Don’t say you miss me Don’t say you want me
First Rose Of Summer Dreams
As gently as the summer breeze As softly as the summer rose As sweet as the summer rain
Wedding days laced with delicate dreams, Waiting for the feather-tailed sparkling groom, Scripted in clichéd Bombay celluloid colour That manufactures the minds of the innocent,
Sleep Tight Candlelight
Sweet darling, when all the days Have deserted you on earth, And you fly with the angels of heaven To dance with sleeping satellites,
Thief Of Light
In the days of spring roses; you gently kissed my nights,
You were gone when the summer breezes whispered gently
To the secret garden of delicate pink and scarlet trysts
Where rain kissed roses sparkled in diamonds at first light
Gently wrapped in star crossed dreams of silent wildfires.
You are the thief, who steals my summer suns,
You are the thief, who captures my winter’s slumber,
You are the thief who holds the lock and keys