ROSES are red, violets are blue, Wrexham's poetry champion could be you!
Potential Wordsworths are being asked to enter their finest verse in a bid to represent their area in a best of UK poetry book.
The National Poetry Anthology is appealing for novice poets to send three unpublished pieces of work, on any subject, of up to 20 lines and 160 words each, to guarantee Wrexham being included in the forthcoming publication.
'The National Poetry Anthology is designed to encourage new writers,' said its editor Peter Quinn. 'It is now the biggest free-to-enter annual poetry contest in the UK.
'We picked 216 town winners last year but we want the new edition to include a winner from every town and village in the circulation area of the Wrexham Mail. So far we haven't had enough entries from the area to do that.'
In addition to their work being published, the regional victor will also stand a chance of winning the overall prize of £1,000. Send entries to United Press, Admail 3735, London, EC1B 1JB by the closing date of June 30.