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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.

Dawn of Lights

The sun shines upon Japan,
the trees, the leaves, the sea.
The wind collides with light,
Flames arise and meet
the air.
Cupped hands draw closer
and draw to the sky.
drops of the present
freckled in age.
Remind us of that day
the blackened roses bud.

— Darleny Urena


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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