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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.

The tent that was

Miles of tunnels have been dug
To unearth the riches of the land,
To stir the stagnant ponds
The new tent stands to commemorate
In the raggedly hollowed tent, now,
The wise mind that was
Torn into wretched fragments,
Each splitting up into
More minute ones
To show that of few, many is made
That of many, much more is begotten,
All working to solidify
The tent that was.

— Mohammed Hashas


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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