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Waiting for snow days


Item#: 2012SYR13

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11x17-inches, printed on heavy weight (100-pound) Hammermill cover paper. We package each print with a piece of chipboard in a clear plastic sleeve.

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An information page with photos of the artist and poet, and hand-written comments from each.

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Waiting for snow days

poster information


Waiting for snow days
little feet in plastic bags
waterproof fall shoes.

Inspiration? I started writing mindful of the pedestrian. If your feet become wet or cold in your shoes here, then plastic bags help as interlining. It is a Haiku of a Survivor and a Haiku of a Clown. It is a Haiku of a Child and a Haiku of a Pet.

Why Haiku? I like working on the syllables and structure. There is a play on the words feet, snow, fall, and on a theme of waiting. It is dramatized by snow days and the way it inevitably reads different in a specific moment in time. I am so honored that a haiku I wrote was ameliorated by an artist taking souls beyond a sole reality, creating a winning sense of place, and illustrating the vision of the project!

This haiku reminded me of when I was a child waiting for snow days. I grew up in Virginia, so they were few and far between, but I can relate to the excitement of the changing seasons and the holidays. I have very vivid memories of childhood. I was the youngest of my siblings and remember the feeling of being at a lower vantage point, of always having to look up at everything and let it all wash over you.

I wanted to illustrate the haiku with a child's perspective, warping how the world seems, from a point of view that none of us have thought about in quite some years.