As the symbol of human unity, the summer Olympic Games is to be held this year in London, UK, where the BBC Radio
together with the Scottish Poetry Library is implementing a project named "Poetry 2012: The Written World" that will submit one poem from each of the 204 countries that are participating in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
This project will run for 6 months, from March to September, 2012, and the poems submitted from each country will be translated into English language and will be broadcasted each week through the BBC Radio online. These poems will be posted on the website of the Scottish Poetry Library, where the readers will be able to read the poems and familiarize with the biography of the author.
The project team has chosen “The Way of the World” by the Mongolian
poet G.Mend-Ooyo and received a paperback copyright from the author himself in May 2012. Consequently, “The Way of the World” was broadcasted through BBC Radio today of June 08, 2012, by Ulaanbaatar time at 12:28 pm (+8 GMT), by London time at 05:28 am (+0 GMT) and was read by Altannavch Murray, who works as an interpreter in London. This poem, which was written in 2008, was included in the “At Every Moment of Gleam” poetry collection book of G.Mend-Ooyo and was published in 2010. Later in 2010, Simon Wickham-Smith translated “The Way of the World” into English, which was then included in a poetry collection named “A Patch of White Mist”.
Poems of world famous poets, such as the Japanese poet Shinkaro Tanikawa, famous Russian poet Andrey Voznesensky, famed poet of Hungary Attila Jyzsef and the famed poet of Turkey Nazim Hikmet, were selected in the “Poetry 2012: The Written World” project.