Poster Image

Crescent Moon, Hung Close


Item#: 2017SYR07

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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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Crescent Moon, Hung Close

poster information


Crescent moon, hung close
to earth, a silver sliver
caught in smoke—dark clouds

I've always been moved by the sight of the new moon in the night sky. This haiku is my attempt to capture that moment in words.

The Syracuse Poster Project is a wonderful community initiative. It encourages local poets, both experienced and new, to share their works celebrating our beautiful part of the world. Having an opportunity to collaborate with a visual artist studying at Syracuse University makes it really special. This is my third haiku to be honored in this way.

I don't like drawing artificial landscapes or architecture, so I picked a poem that would allow me to do something more surreal. I've always liked fashion design, patterns and decorative work. I went with a decorative, art deco style. I wouldn't say that I am a romantic person or an astrological person; the subject was the moon and the earth, so I felt like they should be in the image. I took the poem really literally, with the moon and the clouds getting close to the earth. I decided to do a crescent moon. The waves represent Earth. I felt like the closeness to each other showed togetherness. I like the contrast that came out of it, between the colors, and I'm happy with the way it came out.