Paul Hartal

Paul Hartal Poems

241. Haiku On A Noble Goal 8/2/2015
242. Eichmann's Shock 8/2/2015
243. The Singing Cactus That Learnt Arithmetics 9/28/2017
244. The Persistence Of Dali's Surreal Clock 9/28/2017
245. The Exercise 9/28/2017
246. The Mother Of Disease 9/28/2017
247. The Myth Of Evolution Theory 9/30/2017
248. Missed Kisses 10/7/2017
249. The Autobiography Of Rainbow 10/10/2017
250. Haiku With Black Hole And Dogs 10/10/2017
251. Ignorance Does Not Hurt, Does It? 10/17/2017
252. Plutonium Alert 10/22/2017
253. Things Not To Talk About 10/23/2017
254. Utopian Fib 10/27/2017
255. Kristallnacht 10/30/2017
256. The Buddhist 10/30/2017
257. Haiku About Craving For Love 11/6/2017
258. Vanishing Love 11/13/2017
259. Only Three, Not Seven 11/15/2017
260. Snow Calendar In Tanka 11/17/2017
261. A Haiku On Poetry's Limits 11/17/2017
262. The Pillars Of Knowledge 11/17/2017
263. Abolish Ant Slavery! 11/27/2017
264. Haiku About Sunset With Snails 12/2/2017
265. Obelisks (English And Chinese) 12/12/2017
266. A Chicken For Plato 12/13/2017
267. Nietzsche Is Dead 12/17/2017
268. Triangular Squares 12/22/2017
269. Inseparability 12/27/2017
270. Majdanek 12/28/2017
271. The Phone Call 1/1/2018
272. You Never Fail In Love 12/24/2017
273. A Haiku Awakens 1/12/2018
274. Sonnet To My Love 1/13/2018
275. Your Mysterious Healer 2/4/2018
276. A Physicist Contradicts God 2/7/2018
277. A Lover Akin To Bamboo 3/12/2015
278. The Unknown D-Day 3/12/2015
279. The Man Whose Name Was A Poem 3/17/2015
280. Nephron And Tulip 12/13/2014

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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My Life

My life is a Corinthian acanthus leaf
On an intricately carved classic column
Enchanted pellucid palace
Silent opaque sandglass
On an amethyst shelf
Byzantine transition
From circle to sphere.

My works are gothic objects

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