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​​An Original Poem Crafted 
For The One You Love

Unique  -  Original  -  Personal



​The Ultimate Expression of Love


Imagine how the love of your life will feel when you give them a gift entirely unique and personalised​.  


​A gift that will stop them in their tracks, causing them to pause for a moment and ​know how you truly feel.


A poem that talks about their loves, their experiences and their passions in a way never expressed before;​ filled with moments, thoughts or ideas shared between the two of you, based on your knowledge and experiences together.


Each verse lovingly curated to speak to them.


Each line crafted with your knowledge about them.


A personal message that expresses your connection, speaks to their heart, moves the soul and is remembered long into the future.

For Imogen


Imagine if in all the world was she,

Who in herself all beauty did contain;

And any other eyes delight you see

Against this one its beauty would look plain.

Enraptured by the sunset and sunrise

That only can be seen but once a day,

A greater light of joy comes from her eyes

Each time she blink doth heavens eye decay.

Imagine next skin softer than the stream

That brings a mighty peace with weakest touch.

Imagine all these things are but a dream

And we on earth would never see as such.

       A chance there is, this one you could yet know,

       Imagine you replacing 'A' with 'O'.

​The Gift of ​Your Connection


​Each and every sonnet is an original piece of work based on YOUR KNOWLEDGE.

​You provide, from your shared experience, connection and relationship, the information that inspires every line of this original work.


​No two sonnets are the same, because no two people are the same.  


​Each one is carefully curated to provide a snapshot that will speak to the heart of your recipient, ​sharing your understanding of who they are, and clearly ​expressing your personal message to them.


​If you want to make a heartfelt impact on someone you love, a personalised sonnet ​fashioned with your message ​will deliver it.


Described as "Perfect", "Fantastic", "A Blessing", Personalised ​Sonnets have been given as gifts for Wedding Anniversaries, Birthdays, Wedding gifts, Special Thank You messages, Farewell Gifts​, Legacy Poems for New Born Babies and much more.


​They are a one of a kind gift ​carefully composed and crafted from your connection.  


You be the thoughts, let me be your pen to write.


For Zoe


The messenger of deep and darkest night
Who with each word doth great destruction bring.
Delivers words to cloud our future sight
And make us wish that fate would cut our string.
The man that Verges on the edge of hope
And sees not any way to find delight;
Doth search he for a dagger, cliff or rope
So he might see at least that final light.
But if that man could chance on you to spy
He would at once all his deep cares forget.
Your cheek, your lips, your hair, your jaw and eye
Would make him all his past despairs regret.

          The vision of you doth remove souls strife;
          One look on Zoe means we do know life.

"


I was spoilt with a personalised birthday sonnet commissioned from Paul Adams of Small Crown Productions. Feeling blessed.


​Steve

​Recipient

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​This is fantastic, Thank you so much! Perfect!



​Amanda
​Purchaser

For Kimie


The elephant that tramples through the woods

And shakes the ground beneath its flattened feet,

Remind me of a dancer that ne'er should

Ever dancing shoes, been allowed to meet.

As mighty winds convulse and wildly blow

Caused by unnatural twists upon the floor,

The quickest pace to leave is still too slow

As all retreat and crowd the narrow door.

The rumbling of the strong volcanoes fire

Is softer than the bouncing of this miss,

And as she lands the devils do enquire

"When were we evil such as deserve this?"​

       If you did ever try to dance so poor

       Your grace would make you fail, so try no more.

​​Add An Original Border

Enhance the visual impact of your sonnet by adding one of three original borders inspired by Medieval manuscripts.


The Borders have been designed and hand drawn by accomplished visual artist Tallulah Cunningham.​


The sonnet will be added in a digital font that resembles the ink pen style of Shakespeare's day and delivered as a high resolution PDF.


The borders are designed so that you can hand colour them for the recipient if you so wish; or they can be digitally coloured prior to delivery for you.

​Floral

​The Stag

​The Hunt

Pressing the '​Order Now' button will take you to a page where you can purchase ​your sonnet.  


Once purchased you will receive an email with a link to a ​questionnaire so you can provide ​some information so the sonnet can be as personalised as possible.


Please note, not all the information about the person will be used.  Having a wide range of information creates options that can be used as inspiration.  


You will be able to choose your own style either Love, Comedy or Inspirational with themes, and ideas specific to the recipient threaded through the text.


​Sonnets are guaranteed within 14 days but an express option can also be purchased.

How oft when in a card you must compose

Do you put pen to lip and start to think,

And try to form your thoughts in verse or prose

In hope for inspiration made from ink?

The words begin to swirl inside your mind

Of all the traits you know they do possess;

Like beauty, helpful, generous, and kind,

Honest with a natural gentleness.

Then as you put your nib upon the card

The words you thought were there are there no more;

Your doubt reminds you that you are no bard

Fear floods your mind with times you failed before.

          But I can turn your knowledge to delight

          You be the thoughts, and I your pen to write.

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​They are amazing! Thank you so much.

I love them. Thank you again!


​​Elizabeth

​​Purchaser

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​​Perfect! Just Perfect. I love it!

Thank you so much.


​Cathy
​Purchaser

THE FORMAT

A Shakespearean style sonnet has:


14 lines of text
Each line 10 syllables long
12 lines of ABABCDCDEFEF Rhyming pattern, ended with a rhyming couplet.
A 'turn' in line 9 or 13 - this takes the sonnet in a new direction.  

In the example 'For Imogen' after being told that a woman like this is but a dream, the turn reveals that not only could she be real but we may know here.  By replacing the A in imagine with an O her name is revealed.

In the example 'For Kimie' we hear about a dancer so horrible in their technique that we would want to run away from the performance. The sonnet leads us to think it talks of Kimie, but Line 13, the turn, reveals something different.


The Author


Paul Adams is an experienced Shakespearean performer and lover of the Elizabethan stage.


​His work as an ​artist spans ​15 years across a number of companies including the 4MBS Shakespeare Festival and the Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble.

​Paul cut his teeth on Shakespeare which formed the core of his production work for many years before diversifying into other classic texts, and original work inspired by classic stories of mythology and history.


​He has written over 50 sonnets in the Shakespearean form.​

​We respect your privacy and will not share your details.

Copyright 2018, ​Small Crown Productions

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