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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.

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


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