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Sharing Cold Drinks


Item#: 2008SYR07

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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

Sharing Cold Drinks

poster information


sharing cold drinks from
a street vender who sold us

A friend and I were on a great walkabout, City Syracuse. A hot summer day, we paused to buy ourselves a cold drink, and there was some time as well to enjoy the friendliness of the vender.

It struck me then, as always, that no matter how awesome or not the natural or manmade environment, it is the people of any given area who make their place most attractive, most hospitable. Syracuse, Okay!

That area near the Warehouse and Armory Square, I'm inspired by it: the people crowded in there, the fancy bars and restaurants, the old red brick buildings. The feeling is great.

I wanted to express the perspective of the poem: you can see the cocktail with lemon and ice in front, in the background people, tables, the parking meter. It's something like Paris, you know? I love that place, Armory Square. I love the Lemongrass.

I'm a transfer student, and have two semesters in Syracuse. There's a lot of snow. I love the snow, but every day, always the snow. In Seoul, where I'm from, we have the four seasons, but not the heavy snow. For graduate school, I'm thinking New York City, but also maybe someplace warm. Maybe California?