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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.

Haiku  for  Nagasaki

The willows leave on the walls 
        a single shade. 
¡And they are thousands of suns! ...
There is storm in the forest
   and in its golden side
they pass cranes of autumn.
The street drips now
  pure clusterd rain. 
¡Shine amber the faces!...
  And a mysterious aura
   just as it is on the rose
sun´s fields ¡what suns!...for Nagasaki.

— Myriam Solar


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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