Paul Hartal

Paul Hartal Poems

161. Picasso's Poetry 9/29/2014
162. Acrylic Sight 10/5/2014
163. The Secret Of The Universe 8/2/2014
164. A Conflict With Athens 10/8/2014
165. Science And Abuse 10/29/2014
166. The Conscious Flesh 11/8/2014
167. Justice And Violence 10/11/2014
168. Heart Dynamics 10/12/2014
169. The Blood Of Dracula 11/15/2014
170. Reichsbank Gold 11/26/2014
171. Snapshot Of A Mass Murderer 11/27/2014
172. Tanka About Your Doctor 12/4/2014
173. Loveless Love 12/18/2014
174. Nine Views Of The Huangshan 12/20/2014
175. Gnarled Syllogism 12/22/2014
176. Truth And Poetry 2/20/2015
177. Medicine's Malady 11/1/2015
178. Texas Taxes Taxis 11/1/2015
179. Phantom Pain 11/19/2015
180. Transcendental Haiku 12/2/2015
181. Insomnia (Haiku) 4/30/2016
182. What Motivates Us? 5/11/2016
183. A Haiku On Food And Education 6/4/2016
184. The Crocodile's Dinner 6/4/2016
185. This Is Not A Poem 6/8/2016
186. Wordless Promise 7/18/2016
187. Zebra And Clarinet 7/22/2016
188. Cat And Cow 7/22/2016
189. Trimmed Trellis 7/22/2016
190. Bed Of Roses Blistered 7/22/2016
191. Seven Haunting Themes 8/16/2016
192. You Cannot Live Without The Hydrogen Bomb 8/24/2016
193. Subway 8/24/2016
194. The Heart Of Art 9/17/2016
195. Lung Shot 11/11/2016
196. Seven Miracles Of Leonard Cohen 11/21/2016
197. Love Is Like Photography 11/23/2016
198. The Affair 11/23/2016
199. White Table With Red Chairs 11/23/2016
200. Four Seasons- Vier Jahreszeiten (English And German) 11/26/2016

Comments about Paul Hartal

  • Shoshana Rose Shoshana Rose (12/3/2015 7:31:00 AM)

    Hi Paul!
    Yes, I am still following you! 😄

    8 person liked.
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  • Jason Brown Jason Brown (12/17/2012 7:20:00 PM)

    Your poems and the pictures - they truly inspire me. I like your take on Zeno's paradox very much - you
    capture the frustrating nature of it perfectly!

    Jason I. Brown, Professor
    Dalhousie University

  • Womenofchina Young (11/6/2012 7:30:00 PM)

    Dear Paul Hartal,
    Thanks for sharing your poem with us. Your exquisite writing has conveyed the pain and terror of the massacre in Nanjing very vividly. It was very much admired here at our office. Would it be okay for us to post your poem on our Facebook page or Twitter, attributing and linking it to you?
    We look forward to your reply.
    Best wishes,
    Jenny from

  • Simma Lieberman (11/1/2012 7:36:00 PM)

    The poems about Anne Frank, and Sobibor were almost 3 dimensional Your poetry and art is brain and heart stimulating.

  • Anat Tour (10/30/2012 7:26:00 PM)

    In the NEW HOPE INTERNATIONAL REVIEW (16/10/2006) , John Cartmel-Crossley, Fellow of the British Royal Society of Arts, writes:

    “For Paul Hartal the heart of poetry is the poetry of the heart, ” yet his oeuvre “transcends the realm of love and passion. His poetic sensibility balances dreamy emotion and discerning intellect, creative vision and insightful thought. His work is both serious and humorous, philosophical and surreal, formal and experimental.”

    “A very powerful poet, Paul Hartal inspires poets worldwide”, observes Tracy Repchuk, President of the Federation of Canadian Poets.

    About Paul Hartal’s LOVE POEMS: “Thought provoking verse”, by “an individual who evidently bridges the ‘two cultures’”, says Richard C. Levin, President of Yale University.

    On POSTMODERN LIGHT: “Renowned artist, poet and philosopher Paul Hartal consistently seeks the emotional core of the reader in his poetry”, writes Daniel Goldberg. However, in Postmodern Light: A Collection of Poetry, “his goal is transcendence — leaving behind the realms of love and passion for a whimsical and, at times, deadly serious journey through the realm of dreams and the intellect, through the spirit of creative vision and the potential for personal enlightenment” (Concordia University Magazine, Fall 2006) .

    Also an award-winning artist, the recipient of the Prix de Paris, in 1975 Paul Hartal published A MANIFESTO ON LYRICAL CONCEPTUALISM, a new element on the periodic table of art. “Lyco Art emphasizes the creative process as an interaction of emotion and intellect, where the passion of logic and the logic of passion are inexorably interwoven through the voyage of consciousness”.

    “This Canadian artist has ushered in a philosophy that proceeds with many layered viewpoints, an elaborate dialogue between paint and concept”, points out Elizabeth Exler in MANHATTAN ARTS (November-December 1992) .

    In MAZES FOR THE MIND (St. Martin’s Press) , renowned author Clifford A. Pickover writes: “Paul Hartal is an artist whose ideas, like his artwork, seem to span space and time.”

    In Hartal’s vision poetry and painting originate from the same primeval fountainhead of creativity. Forms are wordless verses and colors are sleeping poems on the artist’s palette, he says. The muses inspire and elevate by the same themes. The moon and the stars, for example, continue to enchant poets and artists alike. The cosmos fascinates him. For centuries, poets and artists portrayed the glories of the universe, depicted the wonders of distant travels. As a visionary artist of space exploration Space Week in 1994 invited Paul Hartal to exhibit his work at the Space Center in Houston.

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 ...

Read the full of Oranges And Grapes

Like A Tree

We are not born in
the universe but grow like
a tree from its ground.

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