Poster Image

Dozing in Warm Hay


Item#: 2019SYR06

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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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Poem Inspiration Location

Dozing in Warm Hay

poster information


Dozing in warm hay
beneath summer's golden sun
a new—born goat dreams.

Innumerable sights are lost in the billowing of dust storms, as one races down a country road. I find more pleasure in the rising insignificant puffs of dust as my footfalls disrupt the earth. The ultimate destination on walks such as these can be found beyond a pasture of cows, past a warren of rabbits, and at the crest of a hill, whose view encompasses miles of emerald and golden countryside. My brother Justin and I fell in love with the tiny herd of goats that lives there. We whiled away countless summer days trekking out to visit our hilltop inhabiting friends. Many carrots, laughs, bleats, and smiles were shared. This haiku is a memory and emotion, summoned out of time, and the hazy heat of a season past. It is the welcoming of a new friend, the quiet anticipation of new beginnings, and the eternal warmth of a summer remembered.

The work I have been focused on creating recently centers on magic and the natural world. Plants, animals, mystical figures and the space between science and the arcane are my subjects.

The image was inked using a brush. I then scanned it and completed it using Photoshop. Combining traditional and digital media is my preferred way of creating my illustration work. I endeavored to use the repetition of circular shapes to be harmonious with the simple and elegant words while maintaining a clean and open layout.