Monthly Archives: March 2022


My words are all colours
I see them in greens and blues and reds and yellows.

A Green is for midsummer’s eve
A White is for a flower
A Blue is for you

And for me, I have TRUE.

“Truer” are the truths of hope
loaded with the guns of love.

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Featured on Blue Insights, a publication.

© Iulia Halatz
Co-author of Anthology Volume I: Writings from the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective, available on Amazon and Kindle.
Thank you for reading!

Art — Marc Chagall, Lovers in the lilacs. Source: Facebook

World Poetry Day!

Held every year on 21 March, World Poetry Day celebrates one of humanity’s most treasured forms of cultural and linguistic expression and identity.

World Poetry Day is the occasion to honour poets, revive oral traditions of poetry recitals, promote the reading, writing and teaching of poetry, foster the convergence between poetry and other arts such as theatre, dance, music and painting, and raise the visibility of poetry in the media.

In celebration of this day, I include one of my fondest poems, published in the Sudden Denouement Anthology Volume I.

What can I give you?

What can I give you? I am the blue
as imagined by a blind
and the roots of knowledge
as watered by a scholar.

I am the yellow
wind and the mauve
respond of light
in the ubiquitous trees
tethered in the clouds
that barely scratch
the sky.

I am the green
storm and colorless waves
that wished upon a mountain
to break water in tryst
with the sun.

Not by blindness
we can reorder colors
but by the painting of a soul
in a moment tender
as the liquid moon
is quivering above the forest.

© Iulia Halatz

Art by Jan Schmuckal. Source – Facebook

“To the Parcae”

A single summer grant me, great powers, and
a single autumn for fully ripened song

that, sated with the sweetness of my
playing, my heart may more willingly die.
The soul that, living, did not attain its divine
right cannot repose in the nether world.
But once what I am bent on, what is
holy, my poetry, is accomplished:
Be welcome then, stillness of the shadows’ world!
I shall be satisfied though my lyre will not
accompany me down there. Once I
lived like the gods, and more is not needed.”
Friedrich Hölderlin

Parcae – In ancient Roman religion and myth, the Parcae (singular, Parca) were the female personifications of destiny who directed the lives (and deaths) of humans and gods. They are often called the Fates in English, and their Greek equivalent were the Moirai.

Art – René Magritte – Infinite Recognition (1961)

Sakura in Moonlight

Every time I look at such paintings and imagine such nights, Somerset’s words come to mind:

“It was a night so beautiful that your soul seemed hardly able to bear the prison of the body.”
W. Somerset Maugham– 25 January 1874 – 16 December 1965.

Noriko Okawara, Sakura in Moonlight


“It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Art – Olga Kvasha, born in 1976 in Lutsk, Ukraine.
She lives and works in Lviv, Ukraine, in the field of oil painting, book illustration.

Happy Mărțișor everyone!

“Mărțișor is an old tradition celebrated all over Romania every year, on March 1st.
The name Mărțișor is a diminutive of March (Martie in Romanian). It is believed that the person who wears the red and white string would enjoy a prosperous and healthy year.”

Photo – Willy Pragher, Jecinci, Ig_Basarabia

Mărțișor was inscribed in 2017 on the UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.