Welcome to The Poetry Zone!
Since 1998 The Poetry Zone has published around 20,000 poems by young people and 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 spread the word!
Well done everyone who entered our Where Zebras Go competition. The standard was very high. The winners were Ishaan Singh Sarna, Praniti Gulyani, Sam Rozenberg, Benjamin Huang, Indigo Moss and Iona Mandal. They will each win a copy of the wonderful Where Zebras Go. You can check out the winning poems, the runners up and the best of all the entries by clicking on “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 Dadby aged
He is not bad
And he is a good lad
But sometimes it is sad
When he is not glad
He can be rad sometimes too
But I have to admit
My mother told me to get some bread,
here is what I got instead.
Some yummy gummy bears, mmm look at that chocolate deer,
some cheesey Doritos with some healthy burritos,
some strawberry lollipops and a
Colours, Colours Everywhereby aged
Here’s a colour,
There’s a colour,
Red and Orange and Yellow and Green and Blue
You never know when you’re going to see a colour
You’re a colour,
I am a colour,