Hi Everyone, welcome to The Poetry Zone. 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.

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. Meanwhile keep writing and sending us poems. We love to read them. Be careful and stay safe


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Latest Poems

When the Sky

by Ahil Rahman aged 9

We can see the sky
where birds go to fly
We can see the starry night
and the moon shining bright

When the sky is blue
it all looks so new
when the sky is

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by Elsa Yule aged 10

I wish for the clouds to wisp me away
into the place of space
and I wish the stars would be bright
they would burn all though the night
the planets would blaze
and there

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by TSU (Sue) aged 12

Leaping and jumping everywhere
Their long tongues catching their prey
Hiding in the winter
Funny frogs

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