Posted in National Poetry Day 2018

Send Me Your Poems About Change!

The theme of National Poetry Day (October 4th) this year is ‘change’.

If you have a children’s or young people’s poem on the theme of change, or if you are a young person who has written a poem on the theme of change, would you like to see it on Poetry Roundabout?

Send poems for a chance to see them here to: lizpoet @ gmail.com with ‘Change Poem’ in the subject line.

Here is a poem of mine, published as a shape poem in Apes to Zebras, an A-Z of Shape Poems, by Liz Brownlee, Sue Hardy-Dawson and Roger Stevens, pub. Bloomsbury.

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The Paradox Frog

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The ambition of all frogspawn

in any pond or bog,

is to change from tiny tadpole

into a fine, fat frog;

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But to be a giant tadpole

is quite unorthodox,

and to grow into a smaller frog –

well, that’s a paradox.

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Liz Brownlee

Author:

Poet and owner of Lola the alert dog *** Animal Magic, Poems on a Disappearing World *** Reaching the Stars: Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls *** The Same Inside: Poems about Empathy and Friendship *** Apes to Zebras: An A-Z of Shape Poems *** I visit schools, libraries, literary festivals, and organise poetry events. And write of course! http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com http://www.poetryroundabout.com

2 thoughts on “Send Me Your Poems About Change!

  1. Dear Liz,

    Here is another poem about change – a true story from when I was a head teacher with a group of ‘tough’ Year 5 boys. They were as fascinated as I was!

    Moira x

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