Commission a poem for your beloved
You love your husband/mother/best friend with all your heart, but you’re not exactly Elizabeth Barrett Browning when it comes to articulating your emotions.
Enter Poetry Salon, a new company that pairs you with a professional poet who will write a gorgeous, heartfelt poem ($175) on your behalf.
Begin by filling out a simple order form (the recipient, the occasion, etc.), and somebody from Poetry Salon will get back to you with a series of questions to better determine what you’re after. You might, for instance, be asked to share a few stories about your muse or name some songs or books that he or she likes.
Next, you’ll be matched with a professional poet--Poetry Salon has an extensive network of published, award-winning scribes--who will write you an initial draft, which you can tweak or revise if necessary. Once you totally love your creation, it will be printed on lovely handmade paper (though you can pay extra for other presentation options) and sent off to you in the mail.
Though you don’t need a particular reason to commission a love sonnet, that pesky February holiday strikes us as an especially good occasion to wax poetic.
To get a poem by Valentine’s Day, order by February 1.