Hand Inked Friend Poem Print

Bespoke Verse

A witty and affectionate friend poem. All about friends - the fabulous female ones, that is!

Our funny, heartfelt friend print makes the perfect gift for a best friend - whether it's her birthday, christmas, or a special occasion like being a bridesmaid.

The poem was hand inked by artist Peter Gander (no computerised fonts here!) and the A4 print is a glicee (extremely high resolution) reproduction of the original.

Written by Bespoke Verse poet Joanna Miller, this poem began as a gift for her sister. It led to Bespoke Verse's range of 'What is a...?' poems that have featured in magazines such as VOGUE and Easy Living.

Whether she's a listening ear, a tireless shopper or a birthday surpriser, everyone will recognise the bond described in 'What is a Friend?'


The poem is printed onto the highest quality GF Smith white A4 card (330gsm) using Dura-Bright waterproof ink. The poem was originally hand inked by an artist and then a glicee print produced (this is when a work of fine art is scanned professionally using a very high resolution, and then reprinted.)

The lightweight wooden frames are either stepped matt white with a slightly grained effect, or smooth satin white. Each frame has a hook for wall hanging. The front is perspex. There is no mount around the print.

Each frame is hand-finished in the UK by Fine Art Trade Guild commended framers. The framed product is dispatched in a purpose-made picture box. Unframed prints are sent out in super-stiff envelopes.

The print is H30 x W21cm (A4) and when framed is H34.5 x W25.7 x D2cm

What is a Friend?

A winer, a diner, an outfit designer

A ringer, a bringer, a karaoke singer

A meeter, a greeter, a chocolate eater

A debater, relater, a smile reinstater.

A lift provider, an on-your-sider

A diva, a bopper, a tireless shopper

A lender, a sender, a book recommender

A snorter, a sniggerer, infectious giggler.

A baker, a caker, a mate mickey-taker

An ally, a sister, a gentle arm twister

A lip-gloss provider, a secret confider

A thinker, a winker, a latte drinker.

A texter, a writer, a party inviter

A colleague, a carer, a problem-sharer

A cocktail blender & cheeky rule bender

A gossipy chatterer, forgiver & flatterer.

A handbag borrower, a ring-tomorrower

A holiday planner, a poolside tanner

A ‘stop for a cuppa’, a date fixer-upper

A free babysitter & fellow keep-fitter.

A listening ear, a loyal volunteer

A welcome inquisitor, spare bed visitor

A misser, a kisser, a cinema hisser

A fellow fat-fighter, a stay late at nighter

A birthday surpriser & cherished adviser

A laugher, a kidder, anxiety ridder...

That’s what makes a friend!

Copyright Joanna Miller 2012. (Author's permission required to reproduce this poem).

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