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.
Wide Island One light Under one moon Illuminates a land, a sea A cove of hills so green so still One million dreams scatter to the winds, once Held soft as an angel's breath In a cove of barren hills so charred And still we pray One plane, one fat little man Poised mid-air, wait once, twice Held soft, gently falling as rain On a coven place where we once were One child, a single glance Under a thousand suns Held in a mother's arms Still, breathless On green hills that yearn To play Once we were there On the wings of moths we flew Breathing the craven trees Where they grow still Wide awake Stricken Once upon a day We sang One hundred thousand voices rose Airborne into a universe at sea One day on that still wide island
— Patricia M. Lewis
All Poems Submitted to the Contest