Welcome to The Poetry Zone!
Welcome to the Poetry Zone. Important Notice. Now that schools are closed we are receiving lots more poems than usual. This is a good thing – so well done everyone. But it does mean that it may be a couple of days before your poem appears, so please be patient. As you know, I do check and edit every poem, just as I would a poem that was going to be in a book. And that takes time. It also means that when your poem does appear you may have to scroll down a long way to find it. Meantime – do keep up the good work. And stay safe.
Since 1998 The Poetry Zone has published around 30,000 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.
Do enter our competition. You can see previous competition winners by going to “poems” and then scrolling down to “competition entries”.
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.
My Hatby aged
Got stolen by a rat.
Then my hat
Flew off to a cat.
The cat could not hold it
So where did it go?
on a mat.
Make a Change…by aged
A small change can make a difference
It’s never too late to change your preference.
Encourage more plantation.
Plant more trees
Or suffer the extinction of bees.
Make our seas free of litter
The Dark Forestby aged
The forest was dark,
The forest was grey,
The forest held paths that would lead you astray,
Those who entered never came out,
Go near and you would hear the screams and shouts.