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2023 Poster: Hands Interwoven


Item#: 2023SYR03

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

Hands Interwoven

poster information


Hands interwoven

Friendship necklace - a token

Our bond unbroken

The haiku that I wrote expresses how I feel about friendships and the bond that you feel with someone once you’ve made that connection. As a freshman in high school, friends to me are people who I can rely on and trust and make memories that I will remember well.

That feeling of trust and allowing yourself to be vulnerable in order to form such a relationship is such a hard thing to achieve sometimes. I have hopes that some of the friends I have today will last for my entire life, although people change, people come, and people leave. I am content in the fact that sometimes friendships will not last, but I savor the ones that will.

My poem reflects the theme of “spirit of community friendship,” one which I enjoy writing and thinking about. I have been entering haikus in this project since elementary school and am so excited to be featured on a poster this year. I hope everyone enjoys it!

I personally chose this haiku because I love the sense of community and the different aspects of diversity within. From watching an Orangemen game at the Dome to apple picking to going to the NY State Fair to watching a show at the Palace Theatre to ice skating in Clinton Square during the holidays, Syracuse has something for everyone.

Syracuse is interwoven with people from different ethnic and religious backgrounds living within the city that has just as diverse architecture and points of interest.

This artwork contains different themes of our community hand drawn and colored in different styles and brought together to form an everlasting bond that is unbroken. This poster represents some of the best the city of Syracuse and the Central New York Community has to offer. Regardless of our differences, we are all connected in this one place.