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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.

The August shadow
Of life and dignity burnt
Oozes from the ground.
Among black tortured branches
Glimmers a pale trace of green.

— Hisashi Nakamura


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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