Each cross has incrustat on it many a epitaf written in short verses doina. Most epitafuri are short, generally being comprised of a number of lyrics that vary between 7 and 17. There are few but whose contents and lies on the reverse of the cross and the number doubles lyrics. Lyrics are simple, spontaneous and written in grai Maramures, often being neglected grammar. They wear but a big load of spirit and grace.
All epitafele are defining. Each includes a few verses and the name of what was essential in the life of the cross. In this way, epitafele we talk about people of Sapanta, what was good or bad in their life, about jobs and passions, often viciile capatand nuances hazlii. Facts condamnabile the conservative society of the village of Maramures, said much humor, thus diminished in large part of their negative side. If for example, in everyday life husband who insala wife is convicted vehement, on a cross from the Merry Cemetery, this would remain in the shadow, because humor generated by way of alcatuire the lyrics.
“The naive manner of treatment and plastic tradeaza lyrics accompanying obtimism a robust and a certain joy that have led some researchers to denumeasca cemetery Merry Cemetery of Sapanta”, says George Cristea and Michael Dancus in the paper “Maramures a living museum in the center of Europe” published Publishing the Romanian Cultural Foundation in 2000. Merry Cemetery ... this title is through a unique paradox, as well as the place that defines it.In epitafe are described often drame and profound tragedy. Aflam reading them, about people elite which gave Sapanta, about feciorii Sapantei died in wars, persecution on others in times of oppression, or died in tragic accidents. I described and cutremuratoare cases of cruelty, as is the case of a decapitated young mothers or asasinata his own son. Often, epitaful has a powerful role moralizator. I had the impression that even a dose of truth in some, wear something from proverbele full of intelepciune traced in Romanian folklore.Some epitafe create deep states of meditation, and note their humor is minimal. “These thoughts and feelings are deep and painful, clean and bitter, and duioase serious chinuitoare and consolatoare, sober and sad. But anyway, would they remain funebre. Such a cemetery may be called Happy?” To ask Professor Dr . Nutu Rosca in the pages devoted Cimitirului Merry of his monografica “Monastery Sapanta-Peri”, published at Baia Mare in 2003.
His Excellency also give an answer continued: “Trasatura feature is not veselia, but that here is put above life than death. We have here the idea that a May meeting in the Romanian antichitatea. Anuntau death Romans when someone said that no one has died, but notice it by making the word “Vixit” = lived!”. The paintings of crosses shows us scenes from the life of defining disappeared. Colors are used live, and people with painted as they seem ... Scene in which the painting represented in their work practice, or coseste sing, dance or slaughtered pigs, cycle or walk on tese a cerga, toarce of caier or framanta bread, and have provided defunctului nemurirea. When you admire a cross from the Merry Cemetery, if you close your eyes for a moment, imagine it is the one who speaks in epitaf full of life, mulgand sheep, macinand to die or perhaps any jucand at a wedding!