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.
sound of the plane above the clouds screams under the ruins bomb crater exhibited for years spasm on the face dead silence - above Hiroshima a single swallow blossoming cherries in Hiroshima still a smell of bomb arson in Hiroshima blood frozen in the veins on a summer day Hiroshima children’s' games stopped by the airplane a rose on the plane drawn with crayon by a child's hand
— Marija Pogorlic
All Poems Submitted to the Contest