Welcome to The Poetry Zone!
Well done, WINNERS of our Lost Magic competition. Well done everyone who entered, we had some great entries. The winners are… Praniti Gulyani, Chiamaka Uchegbu, Ide Crawford, Alara Baran, Nadia Sabir Fernandez and Sunetra Sen. You can check out the winners’ poems and the best of all the entries by clicking on “poems” and then scrolling down to “Competition Entries.”
A brand new competition will be starting soon. Watch this space.
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.
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!
Let Me Goby aged
I know it’s late
But please let me go
Even if I could stay
Just for an hour or so
It is my first invite
To a party in this school
My best friend is
flowers, flower, flowers
in different shapes and sizes
Limerick of The Shiny Potatoby aged
There is a potato that shines
He loves going to the star mines
He will shine always
He is in a shine craze
He has lots of nice, shiny lines