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    The winning poems of the IFLAC International Poetry Contest for Children

    Text: Solveig Hansen

    “What is Peace to me?” That was the question IFLAC asked children in their invitation to participate in the 2011 IFLAC Poetry Contest.

    “To me peace is a rare and wonderful sensation,
    It trickles down your body like an egg.
    The egg is cracked on your head.
    And you feel this wonderful mood,
    Sliding down your body.
    And you start to feel at ease.

    This is how Grace Kwak (10) from Korea described the sensation of peace. Oriana Lefirnil (10) from Argentina wrote:

    “La paz es belleza
    Es la fragancia de un jardín de rosas
    Un libro de poemas con historias de amor, de vidas
    De sueños y de luchas

    Grace and Oriana were two of the 25 young poets between 9 and 14 whom the Judging Committee presented with an IFLAC Certificate for their contribution. There were two language groups: English and Spanish.

    See the list of winners.

    Here are the winning poems:

    Winners of the 2011 IFLAC Poetry Contest Poems for Children


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