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Poetry Prizes Awarded by UPF-San Marino

San Marino - UPF and the San Marino's Cultural Academy held its annual ceremony awarding its international Titan Poetry Prizes on November 26 and 27. Thirty poets from many cities of Italy were honored, and they attended along with their friends. There was also a gathering of 20 young students taught by Ambassador for Peace Renato Piccioni, president of San Marino's Cultural Academy. They received awards as "Pioneers Promoting a Culture of Peace" and copies of UPF-Italy's quarterly magazine, Voci di pace (Voices of Peace).

For a video about the poetry contest by San Marino television, click here.

Below are poems by two ten-year-old students, translated from the original Italian:

 

AUTUMN

by  Giovanni

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It’s morning time: leaves

lie restfully on the ground.

The trees are moving their branches,

swinging their foliage.

The wind brought the leaves

on a cradle of air

right to the ground.

By now it becomes too cold:

“Brrr – the leaves say -

It is becoming winter.”

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THE SKY

by Filippo Ye

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The sky offers hospitality to the clouds.

It is there where thunderstorms

and rainbows come.

You know…

there exist different skies…

a sky of serenity

with white clouds,

a furious sky

with noisy thunders,

and a sad sky too,

crying light.

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