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.

COMPETITION WINNERS. Well done everyone who entered the Nature competition. You’ll see the best of all the poems, the runner ups (it was very hard to pick the best, the standard was very high indeed) and the winners by going to “poems” and then scrolling down to “competition entries”. Watch out for a new competition starting soon.

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.




Poems About Nature

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Latest Poems

Iliana And Cassy!

by Iliana aged 10 (We're Childhood Friends BTW)

I liana and Cassy are the best of friends,
L iving without her is more than I can bear,
I ‘m so thankful for her, I feel so lucky,
A nd we have lots of love to

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Besties Forever!

by Cassy x Iliana aged 10 (both)

Cassy and Iliana are besties!
And will never fight,
Sorry’s and forgiving will always be accepted,
So that’s us let’s see more?
You are the audience, let us know!

And friends that are close will have

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Impossible Gifts for my Best Friend Alicia

by Sasha aged 10

I would, if I could give you

The speed of a cheetah
A whole family of immortal chipmunks
A football scored by Mbappe during the 2018 world cup
A professional climbing wall in your bedroom

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