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 Fountains Echo Words


Item#: 2011SYR12

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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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Fountains Echo Words

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Fountains echo words
Blues and jazz reverberate
Summer in the Square

I moved to the Syracuse area about twenty years ago. My friends and I would go downtown to get coffee or just sit outside and talk. We also loved going to the blues fest and jazz fest. I met my husband there, and my husband and I still attend the current jazz fest at OCC. This poem combines some of the memories I have of being downtown in the summertime, listening to music and being with friends.

I played percussion in high school and grew up listening to blues and jazz, so I have an attraction to music. We had the option of selecting several different poems, but when I saw this one, I just got this image in my head that I knew I'd be able to work with.

All of my drafts had some particular theme. They all involved a big emphasis on music, and somehow capturing the scenery. I wanted the background to become part of the musical aspect of this piece. So, after a couple of sketches I found one that lent itself more to the design aspect of the work and conveyed the feeling that the entire environment was reacting to the music.