Love Never Dies

by Paul Hartal

When its time comes 
Love retreats 
To concealed corners 
Of the heart. 

It hides between 
Down-reaching shadows 
Of exiled weeping willows 
Coated in the clement crust 
Of repressed memories. 

But love never dies. 

I loved once a woman 
Who said one day 
That she ceased to love me. 

But love never lies. 

Years later we met 
Accidentally somewhere 
And we both cried. 
Our tears flowed 
Like a river of nectar and pain 
Into the Infinite Ocean 
Of Eternal Sorrows.

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A man of many Odysseys, Paul Hartal is a Canadian poet, author and artist born in Szeged, Hungary. His critically acclaimed books include Postmodern Light (poetry, 2006), Love Poems (2004), The Kidnapping of the Painter Miró (novel, 1997, 2001), The Brush and the Compass (1988), Painted Melodies (1983) and A History of Architecture (1972) ., In 1975 he published in Montreal A Manifesto on Lyrical Conceptualism. Lyco Art is a new element on the periodic table of aesthetics, which intertwines the logic of passion with the passion of logic. In 1980 the Lyrical Conceptualist Society hosted the First International Poetry Exhibition in Montreal., In 1978 Hartal exhibited his paintings at the Musée du Luxembourg and the Raymond Duncan Gallery in France and his canvas Flowers for Cézanne won the Prix de Paris. He also has displayed his oeuvre in museums and galleries in New York, Montreal, Budapest, as well as many other places., He approaches poetry with the credo that the heart of poetry is the poetry of the heart. A recurring theme of his recent work explores the human tragedies of wars and genocides.

Last updated January 12, 2013