Paul Hartal


Paul Hartal Poems

161. Now? 10/18/2011
162. Nurse In Evergreen Of Absence 10/22/2011
163. Obelisks 9/29/2011
164. Ode To Irena Sendler 6/1/2012
165. Oh, Poet 5/20/2012
166. Oh, The Zebras Keep Coming 4/12/2015
167. On The Killing Fields 10/6/2011
168. Once Upon An August Dreamy 12/5/2011
169. Only One Love 10/6/2011
170. Only Three, Not Seven -new- 11/15/2017
171. Ontological Verse 5/17/2014
172. Oranges And Grapes 4/28/2013
173. Organic Poem 9/30/2011
174. Painting For Hitler 10/3/2011
175. Palindromic Flight 10/24/2011
176. Parmenides Meets Einstein 12/6/2012
177. Past And Present 9/30/2011
178. Peek-A-Boo 12/13/2016
179. Pessimism 2/4/2013
180. Pesticide Fields 10/4/2011
181. Phantom Pain 11/19/2015
182. Piano Tunes 9/29/2011
183. Picasso's Poetry 9/29/2014
184. Plants Eat Elephants 3/17/2013
185. Playing 4/21/2017
186. Plutonium Alert 10/22/2017
187. Poem For A Right Angle 10/27/2012
188. Political Correctness 3/31/2017
189. Post-Hesiodean Poem 10/7/2011
190. Postmodern Light 10/5/2011
191. Punic Tragedy, Roman Genocide 2/10/2013
192. Race Defilement 12/20/2012
193. Rainbow’s Birth 10/12/2011
194. Reason And Emotion 10/14/2014
195. Reichsbank Gold 11/26/2014
196. Return To Strasshof 1/8/2013
197. Richard Feynman's Woodpecker 10/8/2011
198. Road And Labyrinth 8/2/2015
199. Romance Is Ageless 3/23/2015
200. Russell's Loss 7/31/2014

Comments about Paul Hartal

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

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

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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 womenofchina.cn

  • 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 ...

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Cesarean Section

On a sunny day of Taurus
they cut her abdomen.
With stainless scalpels
the surgeons unlatched her uterus
and out of her slashed womb,
touching with their sterile gloves
the enigma of an enclosed but remote self,
they pulled out the boy crying,
covered with blood,

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