Paper Cranes

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.

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


Paper Cranes