Paul Hartal

Paul Hartal Poems

321. The Science Of Freedom 10/6/2011
322. The Science Of Love 12/25/2017
323. The Searcher 10/4/2011
324. The Secret Of The Universe 8/2/2014
325. The Seven Shortest Poems In The World 10/12/2011
326. The Silence Of Jesus 3/13/2015
327. The Silence Of Love 9/30/2011
328. The Singing Cactus That Learnt Arithmetics 9/28/2017
329. The Sobbing God 10/9/2011
330. The Source (Haiku) 7/2/2013
331. The Sunset Splashes 10/4/2011
332. The Taste Of Love 1/19/2017
333. The Test Of Love 10/9/2011
334. The Theory 9/2/2013
335. The Truth About Flying Horses 12/15/2014
336. The Universe Writes A Poem 6/1/2012
337. The Unknown D-Day 3/12/2015
338. The White Rose Of Stalingrad 10/9/2011
339. The Winged Bicycle 6/9/2015
340. The Winter Talks To The Spring 5/20/2012
341. The Women Of China 10/5/2011
342. The Word Box 10/9/2014
343. The World Has Changed 9/30/2011
344. There Was No Big Bang -new- 1/11/2018
345. They Come In Seven Sexes 7/14/2013
346. They Fought With Their Bare Hands 10/13/2011
347. They Shot The Hunter 12/13/2016
348. Things More Certain Than Death 8/27/2017
349. Things Not To Talk About 10/23/2017
350. This Is Not A Poem 6/8/2016
351. Three Miniatures In Fast Verse 10/12/2011
352. Time Does Not Exist 9/8/2017
353. Time's Arrow Arrested 10/6/2011
354. Tired Light 10/7/2011
355. To A Raindrop 10/6/2011
356. Train And Plane 10/6/2011
357. Transcendental Haiku 12/2/2015
358. Travel In A Box Car Of The Fuehrer 10/25/2011
359. Triangular Squares 12/22/2017
360. Trimmed Trellis 7/22/2016

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 ...

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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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