Welcome to The Poetry Zone!
Happy New Year! 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. This year is our 20th Anniversary. We’ll be marking it in a very special way – so watch this space.
Christmas Poems. Thanks to everyone who entered the competition. We had some great poems sent in. The winners will be announced soon. As well as details of a new competition.
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.
Cherries are red like a turkey’s head,
Cherries are sweet like sugary treats,
Cherries are fruit (not an old boot!),
But when you eat them, mind the stone,
Do you like to eat them together or
Unicorns are pretty,
Unicorns like skipping,
Unicorns are pink,
Unicorns horns are shiny,
Unicorns hooves are big,
Unicorns eyes sparkle.
The Beauty-seeing Impairedby aged
There’s a handsome man out there.
Who thinks that he’s ugly.
Well, teasing has made him blind.
So he can’t see his beauty.
But a cure is waiting for him,
Behind his head.