Welcome to The Poetry Zone!
Hi and welcome everyone. As the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing approaches we have a brand new competition. Do check it out. To see the winners of our last competition, I AM A JIGSAW, 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.
Rainy Dayby aged
Pitter patter rain falls
On the roof like tiny little balls
Jumping frogs we can see
Children jump in the puddles with glee
Little umbrellas go up
Water comes from the top
Children like to
Each year there comes spring
Babies of animals it will bring
Little birds sing here and there
And flowers bloom everywhere
Summer, next you come
The weather turns warm and the bees hum
Yield, Her Inner Childby
Her goals, once as attainable as clouds; she can reach with planes
The fields are like specks from the mountains she scales
Buildings are tall as the clouds; heights of which she had dreamt
Only distractions will