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.
The Paradox Frog
The ambition of all frogspawn
in any pond or bog,
is to change from tiny tadpole
into a fine, fat frog;
But to be a giant tadpole
is quite unorthodox,
and to grow into a smaller frog –
well, that’s a paradox.