Paul Hartal


Paul Hartal Poems

1. Obelisks 9/29/2011
2. I Dream The Dreams Of Shepherds 9/29/2011
3. My Life 9/29/2011
4. Talking Back To Parmenides 9/29/2011
5. Venus And Candor 9/29/2011
6. Piano Tunes 9/29/2011
7. Slanted Eyes (Yeux Bridés) 9/29/2011
8. Fear 9/29/2011
9. For Miklós Radnóti 9/29/2011
10. Weeds And Hyacinths 10/1/2011
11. Immortality 10/1/2011
12. Valentine's Day 10/1/2011
13. Woman With Train 10/1/2011
14. The Hiding God 10/1/2011
15. The Kiss 10/1/2011
16. Scarlet Flower 10/1/2011
17. Whispering Forest 10/2/2011
18. A Paradox Of Truth 10/2/2011
19. The Garden Of Questions 10/2/2011
20. Past And Present 9/30/2011
21. The Chestnut Tree (For Anne Frank) 9/30/2011
22. Like Old Wine 9/30/2011
23. Grandma 10/3/2011
24. Samurai Competition 10/3/2011
25. Painting For Hitler 10/3/2011
26. Meeting In Belsen 10/3/2011
27. Colors Of Silence 10/3/2011
28. By Act Of Legislation 10/4/2011
29. From The Secret Life Of Tuesday 10/4/2011
30. Atheism Compliments God 10/4/2011
31. The Sunset Splashes 10/4/2011
32. Change 10/4/2011
33. Batman Combats Oscar Wilde 10/4/2011
34. Camp Concerts 10/4/2011
35. Until We Meet Again 10/5/2011
36. The Dancer Of Melody Palace 10/5/2011
37. Postmodern Light 10/5/2011
38. The Searcher 10/4/2011
39. Lilac Blouse 10/4/2011
40. You Are Not The Wind 10/5/2011
Best Poem of Paul Hartal

Valium

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:

from a sedative class category, valium
or diazepam, dissolving anxiety, attending
to her panic attacks, enabling her unbending,
relaxing at last her nerves and atrium.

But it did not take too long for her to get
addicted to the devious tranquilizer drug.
She lost her appetite, she felt dizzy and tight;
her anxiety back, she woke up shaking in sweat.

Primum non nocere, oh ...

Read the full of Valium

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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