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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.

Blackanthemums Again

Folded faces holding folded papers,
to  tell their story,
of a silent explosion,
of a silent youth.

Chaos snowing on the debris,
 tears of fear,
 tears of pain,
trickle on the blackanthemums.

Hopes of peace on the new chrysanthemums,
in the memories of children,
of a loud Sun,
of a loud rebirth.

— Katerina Ligoni


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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