It’s difficult. Finding the right words to use when tragedy strikes. Again. When lives are cut short. Not wanting to sensationalize. But, wanting to say something. Something that will support, comfort and soothe.
Eagles nestled in High above the peaceful shore Watching, protecting By Michael Brigandi / 2014 Syracuse
Our archives hold many haiku describing love, hope and the clear, simple splendor of Nature. We’ve chosen only a few with the hope that you will find solace in their words.
Heaven’s cries resound Weeping tears open flowers New day springs alive By Deb Bateman / 2002 East Syracuse
Our featured poster is from the 2010 collection. The beautiful haiku was written by Peggy Liuzzi and the gorgeous illustration by former Syracuse University Illustration Student, Alec Acevedo, now a freelance illustrator and in-house artist for Jay St. Video Games in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
White trilliums light / the dark forest floor glowing / ghostly like spilled stars
Pulse. We are touched and saddened by what’s happened in Orlando. One of many horrific events that will be in our hearts for a long time…like Sandy Hook, Aurora and Columbine, San Bernardino, Ft. Hood, Boston, Charleston, Oklahoma City….
Love, come sit by me The sun is tucking in now My shoulder is yours By Kathryn Hammer / 2015 Syracuse
With our deepest sympathy.
Over graves and drifts frozen teardrops of snow sigh and whisper soft grief. By Mary Taitt / 2011 Grosse Pointe Farms
The Syracuse Poster Project