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Poetry for Peace Contest

The Poetry for Peace contest was held from 15 September until 14 October 2011. The winners were anounced at a ceremony at UN headquarters in New York.

Below is one of the contest entries.



Night light of a bomb
You saw the past of Japan
Burdened with graveyards

And the graveyards grow
And there are wars tears cries
Prayer to the Sun

A cloud through a brook
Officers of eternal will
A premonition

You are all these things
A forest stream a warm night
Japan's history

A ghost-breath lights up
Compliments to the victor
Japan's mothers dream



— Tatjana Debeljacki
 

 


All Poems Submitted to the Contest

 

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