A man of many Odysseys, Paul Hartal is a Canadian poet, writer and artist born in Szeged, Hungary. His recent volume of cognitive and lyric poems, The Sinuosity of Straight Passions, was published in 2013 by Finishing Line Press (Georgetown, KY) . The author’s critically acclaimed books include Postmodern Light (poetry,2006) , Love Poems (2004) , The Kidnapping of the Painter Miró ... more »
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- The Poetry of Physics -new-
- Romance is Ageless -new-
- Tanka About Knowledge -new-
- The Man Whose Name was a Poem -new-
- The Silence of Jesus -new-
- The Unknown D-Day
- A Lover Akin To Bamboo
- Dreamer Fib
- How Long is an Hour?
- Truth and Experience
- Survival of the Kindest
- The Emptiness of Solids
- The Novice
- Haiku with Schedule
Paul Hartal Poems
They Come in Seven Sexes
An old wing of the university housed the laboratory. She passed through a narrow corridor oozing the autumn moisture
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.
She was not really sick, nor severely ill; only taut, tense, tired, anxious and stressed. But when she asked the doctor for help he had swiftly prescribed her the pill:
The Poetry of Physics -new-
Science thrives absorbed in the myth of objectivity. The vision of science as rigorous research based on exact observation
Democracy vs. Dictatorship
The kangaroo ordered an orange juice. The crocodile preferred a cup of coffee. Holding the Party Paper, Edition Zoo, The hyena opted for his downy dream,
A Tanka on Life
While life is about love, family, fun and joy, learning and service; we live it as if it were
Haiku with Oxymoron
War Memories with Acrostic
Memories woven to monument towering to heaven Of a sweet, gracious and wonderful woman. Though she did nothing wrong, she was persecuted
Science and Ethics
Science flies the triumphal banners of magnificent human accomplishments. Mind you, among many other things, it provides us with antibiotics, electricity
Haiku with Seasons
The Origin of Creation
The Silence Of Love
You talk not about your love, For the greatest love May envelop itself In a lacy veil of serene secrecy.
Dove of Peace
Peace is more than the absence of war, more than the enforced decorum
Endangered Species: The moon
Dear Moon, Old faithful friend of lovers and romantics, you are our nearest celestial body,
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They Come in Seven Sexes
An old wing of the university
housed the laboratory.
She passed through a narrow corridor
oozing the autumn moisture
of the morning rain.
She put on a white polyester coat,
adjusted her seat and then
placed the Tetrahymena
under the microscope.
“What are you doing? ”
asked suddenly a baritone voice.
Ruth looked up surprised
and saw Tom, a doctoral student
of anatomy, standing next to her.
“Oh, I do some research
on this tiny critter”, she said.
It is a single-celled animal
from the Protozoa family,
called Tetrahymena, a ...