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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.



135,000 leaves fell off a tree
The wind blew them off
twice
Dead leaves covered the grass

Next season
A new tree had taken its place
New leaves
New fruit
Straight in shape
Surrounded by
pure green grass

135,000 leaves fell off a tree
The wind blew them off
twice
Now the wind blows
in the opposite direction


— Avery Jonas
 

 


All Poems Submitted to the Contest

 

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