Paul Hartal

Paul Hartal Poems

201. Haiku With Snow 12/12/2016
202. Peek-A-Boo 12/13/2016
203. They Shot The Hunter 12/13/2016
204. Death Before Birth 1/4/2017
205. Gyroscope Haiku 1/15/2017
206. Flowers - Blumen (English And German) 1/15/2017
207. Venus And Candor 1/17/2017
208. Venus Und Freimut 1/17/2017
209. The Office Of Aberrant Design 1/17/2017
210. The Taste Of Love 1/19/2017
211. Concrete Haiku With Fractals 3/25/2017
212. Alternative Eventuality 3/30/2017
213. Political Correctness 3/31/2017
214. Playing 4/21/2017
215. Lessons From A Dollar Bill 8/15/2017
216. Free Will And The Brain 8/19/2017
217. A Haiku On Bach's Last Work 8/19/2017
218. Things More Certain Than Death 8/27/2017
219. Waiting For The End Of August 8/28/2017
220. The Poet's Advantage 9/3/2017
221. An Enduring Enigma 3/28/2015
222. Nevertheless 4/1/2015
223. Oh, The Zebras Keep Coming 4/12/2015
224. Four Quatrains On Bigotry 4/20/2015
225. Florida Vignette 5/4/2015
226. Ten Words On Fame 5/4/2015
227. Which Comes First? 5/4/2015
228. Sirius With Non-Sequitur 5/16/2015
229. Big Bang Haiku 5/25/2015
230. Taming The Surreal 6/14/2015
231. Are Virgins Best Wives? 7/14/2015
232. Chinese Magnolia 7/24/2015
233. Does History Progress? 8/2/2015
234. The Hidden Value Of A Long Speech 8/2/2015
235. Earthrise 8/2/2015
236. Road And Labyrinth 8/2/2015
237. Mother Of Success 8/2/2015
238. Haiku On A Noble Goal 8/2/2015
239. Eichmann's Shock 8/2/2015
240. The Singing Cactus That Learnt Arithmetics 9/28/2017

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 ...

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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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