Poetry Success

BUDDING poet Tiana De Zoit has kicked off a writing career with the publication of her first poem. Seven-year-old Tiana, who is in Year 2 at Brandon State School, was a third place winner in a nationwide poetry competition for her poem "I Love the Beach". Over 9500 entries were received for the ‘Write4Fun’ competition. Tiana and the other winners were all published in a book called "Simply Poetry". The De Zoit family donated a copy of the book to the Brandon school library. Tiana also won first place on the 7-years and under poetry section at the recent Burdekin District Junior Eisteddfod.

I Love the Beach By Tiana De Zoit, Grade 2 Brandon State School

At the beach it’s so much fun When I'm in the water and when I run.At the beach you run and jump waves And you can go in the water caves. I like it when I find fish scales and shells And butterflies and sloppy water wells.

Published: 27/09/2006

Source: The Advocate