Poster Image

Red Sari Blows Wide


Item#: 2021SYR10

Purchase Details

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

Red Sari Blows Wide

poster information


Red sari blows wide
Bag of onions on her head
Market vendor smiles

I joined a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) a few years ago and started going to the Regional Market every Saturday. In the summertime it bursts with aliveness: baskets of petunias and impatiens, carrots stacked high next to piles of radishes, deep green bunches of spinach and kale, the smell of fried dough and coffee. It has an old-world feel because of the sound of vendors hawking deals, the chatter of people from various ethnicities and cultures, and the care in which farmers I've come to know, set their just picked produce gently into my bags. In the market's rich diversity and enlivened state, this haiku came to me.

The local farmers market has always been a favorite event for me. When I saw Cindy Ostuni's poem about the market vendor, I immediately thought of the farmers markets in and around Syracuse. The markets are filled with colorful seasonal produce, plants, meats, eggs and more. Shoppers are often just as colorful. The farmers market and the flea market can be great places to people watch! Syracuse is wonderfully diverse and the markets give you a glimpse of its people. I hope my poster and Cindy's poem inspire everyone to visit the Syracuse markets.