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.
One Thousand Paper Cranes Just a flash of light Accompanied by silence They all lose sight, Of what has happened You see a crumpled city As you try to run, From the danger, And the world A thousand paper cranes Drift in the wind In remembrance of the devastating event, And to stand for peace
— Veronica Morali
All Poems Submitted to the Contest