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Note on the Door and a competition

To celebrate poetry week and the release of my new poetry on.


Note on the door is all about family poems so the challenge is to choose a topic from those below and write a short poem to be eligible for the prize- I have two signed copies of 'Note on the Door' to give away to:


an adult writing poetry for children

a poem written by a young person( ie) a child.


And an extra prize of one free lesson from my recent e-course with the Australian poetry centre- poets writing for children- a two layer technique.


The topic:- choose from


  • a family note

  • a holiday note

  • a school note

  • a playtime note



Here's an example from my collection:


Writing on a Beach



A stick dipped into the sea's frothy ink,

the wet peppery sand

is a long table to write on.



Footprints are commas,

pearls of seaweed are exclamation marks.


Here comes the tide

erasing, refreshing , recycling.


© Lorraine Marwood

It doesn't have to follow my format-try for free verse. Deadline- Friday 23th September- winners posted on my blog site and website.

Email entry to : With the header 'Note on the Door' poetry comp.


Please note book prizes for Australian entry residents, but sample e-course  prize world wide.

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