Welcome to The Poetry Zone!
Hi Everyone, and welcome. The new Christmas Competition is up and running. Do send us a festive poem and you could win the new “best of” collection by Roger Stevens – RAZZMATAZZ.
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
The darkness in the light
The joy in the sadness,
The life within death
The end within the beginning…
An Ode to Winterby aged
The unclothed hedges, the emptied fields,
The pungent spices, the burning coals,
The sooty chimney, clove-scented candles,
The porcupine trees, the silken shawls.
The nutcracker and the nuts that it yields,
Observed by mice through
Christmas is Starting!by aged
We open up our calendar door,
We start the countdown to 24.
Beautiful houses decorated with lights,
Christmas is such a cheerful sight.
Loads of trees, maybe pine or fir
Are getting put up in