In memory of Professor John A. Phillips, beloved Historian at University of California at Riverside


Prime of life, you faced death;
Haunted I am -- why not me
I wish to take your place, Brother John
Let me wake you up, please continue your journey
Losing you on Earth, I hope to see you in Heaven
If I am blessed to follow your footprints: love and kindness
Poetry inadequately praises the grandeur of your soul
Silence, in silence, you and I communicate -- oneness… 

Linh Duy Vo
January 14, 1999

On the first anniversary of your passing away, 
John, your love for my poetry keeps me feeling alive each day...



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