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Sonnets-by-Kids – A Unique Gift for Valentine’s Day!

Sonnets by Kids for Valentine’s Day is celebrating its 5th year!

This Valentine’s Day, why not give the gift of poetry and let the Bard do the talking!

  • Visit http://www.shakespeareinaction.org/sonnets-by-kids.
  • Select and purchase your favourite Shakespeare Sonnet – 18, 29, 105, or 116. (Only $25 CDN)
  • On Valentine’s Day, between 2:30pm and 4:30pm EST, a talented and charming Shakespeare Kid will call your lucky Valentine and recite the sonnet with a heart full of love!
  • A Shakespeare Kid will also sign and mail a personalized copy of the sonnet for your Valentine!

SONNETS BY KIDS are available in Canada and the US until Friday, February 13, 2015 at 5pm EST, while quantities last.

Shakespeare in Action is a not-for-profit organization, dedicated to introducing young people to the magic of Shakespeare, language and live theatre. All proceeds support our educational programs throughout Toronto – the kids are “graduates”!

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– Sonnets by Kids for Valentine’s Day 2011 – Photo: Shakespeare in Action

 

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– Sonnets by Kids for Valentine’s Day 2012 – Photo: Shakespeare in Action

 

 

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– Sonnets by Kids for Valentine’s Day 2013 – Photo: Shakespeare in Action

 

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– Sonnets by Kids for Valentine’s Day 2014 – Photo: Shakespeare in Action

 

 

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Sonnets by Kids- A 7 year-olds translation of Sonnet #18

SONNET 18

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often in his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature’s changing course, untrimm’d;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee.

7-YEAR-OLD’S TRANSLATION

You’re a wonderful person…
When the seasons pass[,] you change.
Your heart will not fade because I write…
Your heart won’t die because you’ll live in the poem.

Give the gift of poetry this Valentine’s Day!
For more information or to purchase a sonnet, click here.

Sonnets by Kids- An 8 year-olds translation of Sonnet #116

SONNET 116

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments.  Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no!  It is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests, and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error, and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

8-YEAR-OLD’S TRANSLATION

Love always stays.
Love is a guide.
Love lasts forever.
Every word I have written is true.

Give the gift of poetry this Valentine’s Day!
For more information, or to purchase a sonnet, click here.

Shakespeare Sonnets by Kids for Valentine’s Day- Behind the Scenes!

Here’s a behind the scenes look at how our Shakespeare Sonnets by Kids fundraiser works!

For more information, or to purchase a sonnet for your loved one, click here!

Sonnets by Kids- A Unique Gift for Valentine’s Day!

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” What better cure for the “winter of our discontent”?

This Valentine’s Day, why not give the gift of poetry and let the Bard do the talking!

    • Visit http://www.shakespeareinaction.org/sonnets-by-kids
    • Select and purchase your favourite Shakespeare Sonnet – 18, 24, 29, or 116. (Only $25 CDN)
    • On Valentine’s Day, between 4:30pm and 6:30pm EST, a talented and charming Shakespeare Kid will call your lucky Valentine and recite the sonnet with a heart full of love!
    • A Shakespeare Kid will also sign and mail a personalized copy of the sonnet for your Valentine!

SONNETS BY KIDS are available in Canada, the US, and the UK until Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 5pm EST, while quantities last.
Shakespeare in Action is a charitable not-for-profit organization, dedicated to introducing young people to the magic of Shakespeare, language and live theatre.  All proceeds support our educational programs throughout the GTA!

– Sonnets by Kids for Valentine’s Day 2011 – Photo: Shakespeare in Action

– Sonnets by Kids for Valentine’s Day 2011 – Photo: Shakespeare in Action

– Sonnets by Kids for Valentine’s Day 2012 – Photo: Shakespeare in Action

– Sonnets by Kids for Valentine’s Day 2012 – Photo: Shakespeare in Action

– Sonnets by Kids for Valentine’s Day 2013 – Photo: Shakespeare in Action

– Sonnets by Kids for Valentine’s Day 2013 – Photo: Shakespeare in Action

For more information, or to purchase a sonnet for your loved one, click here!