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.

 

 

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Sue Hardy-Dawson

Poems About Nature

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Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue

by Iliana aged 10

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
A river flows,
Within you.

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Your dance was graceful,
Especially as the wind blew.

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,

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Best Friend,

by Iliana aged 10

There Were Moments Where We Loved Each Other,
Moments Where We Avoided Each Other,
Moments Where We Returned To Our Beautiful Friendship,
Moments Where We Cried Together,
Moments Where We Suffered,

But There Was Never A

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She

by Anais Ampuero aged 11

She is a top model,
she’s a pearl in the ocean.
She’s an ideas machine,
she’s the hidden truth,
a travel book.
She is my rain, my sun,
a part of my here.

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