Iwao Mizuta

(Kailua, HI)

Iwao Mizuta Poems

1. Peace Park In Hiroshima 1/2/2003
2. Pursuit 1/2/2003
3. Adagio 1/2/2003
Best Poem of Iwao Mizuta

Pursuit

We live in exclamation and die in cipher;
Life's manuscript we write with plan and care.
Down through the years our acts we hope to share
With those unborn, from prints our deeds decipher.
Fame, wealth, and power -- goals we in life pursue;
Euphoria sniffed out of a pipe's wild dream.
Who can withstand slow Time's eroding stream
With vanities washed out from mortal view!

Fame's but an annotation for a few,
Inscribed in books of histories unread.
Wealth, accumulating aim renew
Our pride of gain, to what use has it led?
And power, that ...

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