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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.

Obi Belt as Shoes - Tanka

Her obi belt wrapped
Around child's aching bare feet
Mothers love among
A sea of devastation
Wrought by mankinds raw hatred

Gods Guidance At the Eye of the Storm

Walked where others feared
Only knew after the storm
Which they had weathered.
Guided by the unknown hand
To safety - the hand of God.

Ten Short Days (Haiku)

Ten days together
Short, sufficient to share love
Build coffin on death

Burning Bush (Haiku)

Hills ablaze above
And a burning bush spoke not:
It not being Moses.

— Tomás Ó Cárthaigh


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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