TheSonnetShop

The Sonnet Shop

Oakland, California · 1 Sale

TheSonnetShop

The Sonnet Shop

Oakland, California 1 Sale On Etsy since 2012

Announcement   I will write a custom sonnet for you based on any theme of your choosing. A sonnet makes a unique gift for friends or for any occasion!

A sonnet is poem with fourteen lines, each in iambic pentameter. A Shakespearean sonnet is broken into three quatrains and a closing couplet, with the rhyme scheme ABAB CDCD EFEF GG. Though I tend to write Shakespearean sonnets, if you are an English buff and would like a Petrarchan or Spenserian sonnet, I will do my darndest!

All sonnets are printed on thick paper and shipped in a cardboard cylinder to ensure that there is no creasing or folding.

Announcement

I will write a custom sonnet for you based on any theme of your choosing. A sonnet makes a unique gift for friends or for any occasion!

A sonnet is poem with fourteen lines, each in iambic pentameter. A Shakespearean sonnet is broken into three quatrains and a closing couplet, with the rhyme scheme ABAB CDCD EFEF GG. Though I tend to write Shakespearean sonnets, if you are an English buff and would like a Petrarchan or Spenserian sonnet, I will do my darndest!

All sonnets are printed on thick paper and shipped in a cardboard cylinder to ensure that there is no creasing or folding.

David Griswold

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David Griswold

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About

A Sonneteer Seeking to Serve

Back in 2005, I studied abroad in Bath, England. Wandering around Oxford one dreary day, it struck me how lovely and warm it would be to bring writing back into peoples lives as a living and collaborative art. Why not just sit and offer poems to those who walked past? The idea remained dormant until 2012, when I first sat down at the Temescal Farmer's Market in North Oakland, and began to offer sonnets for people passing by. I ask those who stop for a theme, and aim to complete a Shakespearean sonnet before they're done shopping. I'm now looking to expand this collaborative art form, and to share the gift of sonnets with others through my shop on Etsy. For any theme or any occasion, I look forward to writing a custom sonnet for you!

Shop members

  • David Griswold

    Owner, Sonneteer

    Hi there! My name is David Griswold. Originally from Maine, I now live in Oakland where I write sonnets at the farmer's markets for those passing by. I was an English major at Yale, with a concentration on poetry, and would love to write for you!

Shop policies

Last updated on November 19, 2012
Hi there! Thank you for visiting The Sonnet Shop. To order your custom sonnet, simply click the order button, and then follow up with an email to me indicating what you would like your sonnet to be about. It can be as simple as a word, an occasion, or a story. If there's a particular reason you'd like a sonnet, or particular words or phrases you'd like to see in your sonnet, please let me know! Thanks again for giving the gift of poetry!

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Shipping
I will do my best to have your sonnet ready for shipping within 3-5 days. After it is shipped, it should arrive within one to two weeks, unless you select an expedited shipping option.