Paul Hartal


Paul Hartal Poems

81. Four Seasons 10/5/2011
82. Freedom In Love's Prison 11/26/2014
83. Friendship 10/6/2011
84. From Plane To Sphere 10/18/2011
85. From The Secret Life Of Tuesday 10/4/2011
86. Gnarled Syllogism 12/22/2014
87. God's Silence 10/5/2011
88. Grandma 10/3/2011
89. Guggenheim 3/27/2014
90. Haiku About Good Doctors 5/26/2015
91. Haiku About The Best Medicine 5/4/2014
92. Haiku Manifesto 5/29/2015
93. Haiku On A Noble Goal 8/2/2015
94. Haiku With Oxymoron 2/1/2014
95. Haiku With Schedule 2/21/2015
96. Haiku With Seasons 12/6/2014
97. Haiku With T-Shirt 8/31/2012
98. Haiku With Wall 6/7/2014
99. Happiness Is A Shark 10/6/2011
100. Has Any Truth Been Discovered? 8/9/2015
101. Healthy, Wealthy And Wise 1/23/2013
102. Heart Dynamics 10/12/2014
103. Heavenly Satire 10/9/2011
104. Her Kiss 10/5/2011
105. Hitler: A Life Immersed In Hypocrisy 12/24/2014
106. Homage To Matsuo Basho 10/10/2011
107. Honor And Betrayal (Jiangsu 1937-1945) 11/8/2011
108. How Long Is An Hour? 3/4/2015
109. How The Revolution Started 10/5/2011
110. Hunger Waltz 3/23/2013
111. I Dream The Dreams Of Shepherds 9/29/2011
112. I'M Your Planet 10/10/2011
113. Immortality 10/1/2011
114. In The Park 10/13/2011
115. Insomnia (Haiku) 4/30/2016
116. Jazz Doctor: Milford Graves 7/21/2012
117. Justice And Violence 10/11/2014
118. Khmer Rouge Atrocities 10/10/2011
119. Light At The Kernel Of Darkness 12/28/2012
120. Like Old Wine 9/30/2011
Best Poem of Paul Hartal

Oranges And Grapes

Oranges and grapes refuse to grow in the cold.
Today I sing and dance, refuse to grow old.
Yet all the same, time is tyrant and ruthless,
Unfolds my wrinkling years, it is relentless.

Now and then the lots seem to be gentle and kind,
But alloyed with fate the somnambulist is blind.
Luck and fortuity might act as a soubrette,
Life spins our fate like roulette in a film set.

Still, let us drink to life, celebrate, and be glad,
Let us sing and dance today, refuse to be sad.
Oranges and grapes do not grow in the cold,
A warm wind ties ribbons to maple ...

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Piano Tunes

For Hsia Jung Chang

I met you only accidentally
In the cold ether of cyberspace

But perhaps it was not
A random chance event
A lordless accident
Occurring in a disheveled chaos

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