The Miriam Felicia Lindberg Memorial Foundation re-launched its Poetry for Peace contest, seeking the new poems that most appropriately strengthen the call for peace and loving kindness in our challenging world.
On Tuesday, February 23, 2010, a ceremony was held at Beit Leyvik, Dov Hoz 30, Tel Aviv, at 7 pm, to honor the memory of Prof. Gustawa Stendig-Lindberg on the second anniversary of her passing and to launch this year’s poetry contest. She established the Foundation 20 years ago, and the contest shortly thereafter, in memory of her daughter Miriam, a young and talented seeker of peace through poetry and art. Prof. Gustawa Stendig-Lindberg herself, a physician, a scientist, a psychiatrist and a poet sought to heal a literally ailing world as well as to locate the clue to peace. The following day, we will visit the Lindberg graves in Jerusalem.
Through our artistic and aesthetic endeavors let us spread the message of hope for a better world! True Peace and Loving kindness in our current turbulent world, may seem unobtainable, yet poets are the ones that make the unachievable possible.
The Winning Poem
On October 11, 2010, at a poetry and music event, which marked the 35th anniversary of Miriam F. Lindberg’s passing. The foundation awarded W.F. Lantry with the winning poem Kiste.
Gustawa Stendig-Lindberg, came miraculously through the worst horrors on earth, those of World War II. This project is now in her honor as well as in honor of her daughter Miriam. May their spirit keep inspiring others with the undimmable hope for a healed and more human world.
Chairman ~ Eva Ariela Lindberg
Treasurer ~ David Hessel
Secretary ~ Efrat Hagai
Jeffrey M. Green
Hayim Abramson, Ph.D.