It’s hard to believe that roughly one year ago, the Coronavirus blew into March like a lion. Still roaring strong, the pandemic has changed all our lives quite dramatically. Adapting to these changes and the resulting “new normal” hasn’t been easy. Thankfully, the constancy of March and its promise of Spring hasn’t changed!
Thus far this March, Central New York has seen a few sunny days mixed with bitter cold and snowy days. Notwithstanding those few wild and windy grey days, there is absolute joy when spotting Crocus blooming or Tulip shoots pushing their way up through worn patches of snow!
Poster: From our 2018 Series Poet: Laura Feldman Artist: Anna Schwartz Pale winter lifts her hooded veil and buds appear in a burst of spring
Despite crowd restrictions and masked coaches, college hoop fans are checking their brackets and watching games from home as March Madness gets underway this week. Out of 68 teams, will a “Cinderella” team emerge this year? Which two teams will progress to the Championship Game on April 5th? Fingers crossed!!
Poster: From our 2016 Series Poet: T. Michael Duncan Artist: Cecily Thomas Thousands march like ants Uphill. Wearing orange, blue Invade a white dome.
For the safety of marchers and revelers alike, Syracuse was among many cities that did not schedule a St. Patrick’s Day parade. Disappointing as this is, be sure to celebrate the day by donning some green and cooking up your own Corned Beef and Cabbage. And though nothing beats a well-poured draft of stout at your local pub, be sure to raise a pint at home to St. Patrick and the many contributions of the Irish.
Poster: From our 2017 Series Poet: Abigail Lent Artist: Mack Muller At a corner stool Beige froth nearly overflows Silky Guinness poured
March will always be the month when the sounds of Spring fill the air. Whether it’s the chirping song of returning Robins or the sharp splat of rain against the windowpane or the howling wind of a sudden snow squall or even listening to Celtic music on St. Patrick’s Day, March is still the perfect prelude to Spring!
Poster: From our 2015 Series Poet: Ellen McNeal Artist: Dianna Wendell Lone violinist strains against a wintry blast. Snowy walk. Encore.
For more haiku celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, click here. Check out our March Madness posts here. And, for more Spring haiku, click here! As always, if you love any of our posters, click here to Shop!
Stay well and be safe!
Posted by Rosalyn M. Carroll for Syracuse Poster Project