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The Poetry Corner



Old Men Talk

This poem was written for Brooke, my son, as he demonstrated at Mather AFB in Sacramento California (USA). On April 1, 1985, he participated in the Sacramento for Peace rally that demanded the removal of nuclear weaponry. Now I am a grandfather dedicated to finding ways to encourage international peace.


Translated into Chinese






Reclaim Ohwa

  This poem has resonance for students of Ohwa Christian Schools who attended the campus during the first years of missonary presence after WWII, the 1950s and 1960s.  If it has meaning for you please let me know at: