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.
In The Stony Tower Of Silence There begins the dreaming silence Like in the middle of the night the Saturday Sunday and the given word Are waiting to meet with us Everything faded yesterday Forgiveness fell to someone The lyric of the song Neither the voice of the lute Is heard in the stony tower The weather is Just like during the greatest winter There the fading season is beginning These are our days The flow of time, a lyrical love A propensity of God The verse cannot be changed Because the word has blood
— Jeton Kelmendi
All Poems Submitted to the Contest