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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 trees tell my story, no one can hear
Once upon a time, sleepless nights and many a fear
No noise but the laughter of the river
The crying of the rain and the leaves' shiver
Then was a shining rose born
Not a petal and not a thorn
Nothing in red, nor in green
The last rose I've ever seen

— André Luis Bridi


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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