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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 Rising Sun

Here is my home ---
where the sun rises
and shines forever.

I am alive now,
and I will live
like an infinitely
bright sky. ---
I am a man
of the rising sun,
I am the Japanese
evergreen oak!

— Verica Zivkovic


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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