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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.

   Paiute Campsite

The peace of full bellies.
Peace of the flames dying
   down and the first stars
   coming out.
Of the wolves circling well out
   of range of the fire light
   for the strong hunters
   are here.
Of the little children crawling
   forward to lay their heads
   on their mother's laps.

— Donald Crane


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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