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Question: poems for peace CPNN article: poets for peace
Posted: April 26 2004,22:24

resist, reflect, protest, express, question, ignite, remember, write

call for entries

An invitation for submission of original poetry. The selected poems will be included in a special anthology of poetry published by Seagull Books, Calcutta and will be posted as original writing in the PeaceWorks newsletter and website.


• participants between 12 to 18 years of age are eligible
• last date for submission of poems:
 extended date 1st September 2004
• entries should be emailed to   peaceworks@seagullindia.com
• participants may submit more than one entry
• poems accepted will be edited and corrected for obvious   spelling, grammatical, or typographical errors.
• sending an entry will automatically grants the seagull   foundation for the arts permission to use it as part of   any PeaceWorks publication.
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Posted: Aug. 09 2012,08:10

CPNN has received the following message concerning poetry for peace.


david inkey


Dear Colleague(s),

I am writing you to solicit your help on a project of considerable importance to me and many of my friends, the United Nations Poet Laureate Project...

Background: In 2006 I embarked tentatively on the development of the position of a poet laureate in the United Nations... I wrote;  Given the enormous supranational problems of planet earth, I have determined that it is essential for the UNITED NATIONS to have a poet laureate. to alleviate stresses on both the General Assembly and the Security Council, I have usurped the title of UNITED NATIONS POET LAUREATE until such time as UN reform allocates time to create poesis.......  In 2004 I had written”

  i am the united nations poet!

   the united nations has one poet!
   i know it!  i know him…
   though many do not know it, me, him, her…
   i inquire, doesn't the un require many, more?
   i am the united nations poet!

   i believe…
   i must defer to kofi for prose and diplomatic pose…
   and, though i can scarcely dance,
   i do court un romance…
   words rhyme for me, in every clime…
   while gertrude gasps, “a rose is a rose is a rose,”
   david rasps, a poet is a poet is a poet…

   kofi and i propose,
   peace will with peace increase…
   hymns, his, hers, my puns may cause a stir…
   a pun for fun, poems of the un…

   for more than a score of years,
   in ilo, i savored labor…
   in who, i added wealth to health…
   in fao, i gave erudition to good nutrition,
   and in unesco, i even showed dedication to education,
          preferring “learning to be”…
   in unicef, with familiar planning, scheming & screaming,
   i complained, i proclaimed, i explained
          “every child a wanted child.”  

Some poets may wish to goggle my POEMS OF A PERFECT POET.
For a fantastic webpage on the UN POET LAUREATE, see..... http://web.me.com/winburleson/UNpoet/Home.html


sincerely yours, david burleson, UNESCO adv to Unicef, ret. aka david inkey, the UN POET LAUREATE.....i will immediately relinguish my usurped title of UN POET LAUREATE, WHEN the UN officially establishes the post...

for a couple of db/UN interviews...
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