Hi and welcome everyone. Here are the I AM A JIGSAW COMPETITION WINNERS! The six winners will each receive a copy of I Am a Jigsaw (Bloomsbury) by Roger Stevens. Well done! Jasmine, Blessing, Iona Mandal, Samaira Pareek, Hanshika and Elsie. To see the winners and the best of the other entries click on “poems” and scroll down to “competition entries.”

Since 1998 The Poetry Zone has published around 20,000 poems by young people and has had millions of visitors – children and teenagers, real live poets and other adults – who want to check us out, especially teachers who use the Poetry Zone as a fun way of teaching poetry in their schools. 

NOTE TO SCHOOLS SENDING POEMS. I’m very happy for schools to send us poems. But I do edit all poems – in the same way that poems would be edited in a book. This does take time – and so I would ask schools to limit the number of poems sent. If a school sends, say, 30 poems – one from every class member – I may have to choose a selection to appear in the Poetry Zone. Schools may, however, send as many poems as they would like for competitions..

Poo Poo Poo! Rude poems can be very funny but be warned – if you send us poems about farts, bottoms or poo they won’t be appearing in the Poetry Zone. So please stop sending us rude poems. 

And do please remember that all the poems you send should be your own original work.





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Latest Poems


by Hitakshi Mandal aged 10

Darkness, darkness in the air
Darkness, darkness everywhere
Bring a light I won’t be bright
What am I?

I’m brighter than a light
I will always shine bright
What am I?

I am emotions, sadness,

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The Cat Sat

by Sockie aged 4 and a half

The cat sat on the mat

She saw a bat

She ran off the mat and chased the bat

She saw a big hat

And caught the bat

Under the hat

Just like that


by Myrah aged 4

White is the best colour I have seen
It shows peace
I love the colour white

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