Thanks everyone who entered the Off By Heart competition. The winners are here.  Go to Poems and then scroll down to Competition Entries and you’ll find them. We had a huge entry – and the standard was very high. Well done everyone who entered. And good luck in our new competition – Lost and Found.

Poo poo poo... Yes, poems with poo and other slighty rude words can be very funny. But if you send us poo poems they won’t be appearing in the Poetry Zone. So please stop sending us rude poems. 

And if you haven’t already done so, check out the winners of our Worms, War Poems and Hey, Little Bugs competitions. Click on “Poems” and then scroll down to “Competition Entries” to find the winners and best of all the entries. 

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!

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Animal poems from Jan Dean and Roger Stevens

It’s the Summer Competition

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Latest Poems


by Alisha Saqab aged 7

A night howler
A night dweller
A feathery flyer
A night stayer
A morning hater
A mouse eater
A mouse catcher… Read the rest

The Den

by Jack Day aged 11

Deep down in the woods I see a den…
I see the summer
the sun peeking through the canopy of the woods
brightening up the dark den.

Deep down in … Read the rest

I Like Jumping in Puddles

by Talia Rose Sandford aged 4

Rain rain go away
Come back another day.

Please don’t rain on people’s heads
Only rain on flower beds.

I want to go and play
But I can’t because
It’s … Read the rest

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from Roger!

What Are We Fighting For?

What Are We Fighting For?

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