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2022 Poster: The Mountain Goat Run


Item#: 2022SYR04

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.

You also receive…

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

Medium- and large-format posters are available by custom order. Contact us for details.

Poem Inspiration Location

The Mountain Goat Run

poster information


The Mountain Goat Run
en route to the reservoir
was led by satyrs.

Limericks and haiku I've written thru the years as well as traditional poetry, e.g. a poem titled “Novenas” and an abstract poem titled “TAEKWONDO”.

Now, what year was it that I ran the Mountain Goat Run? Other proud moments include three marathons: The Tri-cities in WA state in Oct.1994, followed in 1997 by the Royal Victoria Marathon in Victoria, BC (42 Kilometers), and my swan's song in Sept. 1999, The Erie-sistible in Erie, PA.

And to think in high school I ran the 440-yard dash. But alas, turning 70 on Jan. 25, “I guess my race is run”

I love this city and all the quirky things we do. I've never thought twice about the inherent weirdness of people running up and down every hill they could find—growing up in Strathmore, I looked forward to seeing the runners doing their thing.

As a runner myself at the time, I really couldn't think of an activity more liberating or enjoyable. Pair that with the beautiful views up on the hill and I thought it was magic. I chose this poem because it reminded me of these feelings, and it created this picture in my head immediately.

The absurdity of the literal image was too much to pass on—I really enjoyed the way this poem made me feel and laugh.