Dear SCP Members and Readers, Poet Leo Zoutewelle died on March 11, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina under the care of Presbyterian Hospital hospice. He was born on December 19, 1935 in Holland and grew up while Holland was occupied by Nazi Germany. He emigrated to the United States after college and married Carol Hazlewood in 1957. He went on to careers in banking and surveying. His interests included playing violin and writing. After retiring in 2012, he produced two novels and an autobiography. He became an enthusiastic Member of the Society of Classical Poets in 2019. He is survived by two sons, a daughter, and five grandchildren. The SCP sends its condolences to Mr. Zoutewelle's wife, family, and friends. He was a true poet. Click Here to Read the Poetry of Leo Zoutewelle. . To Leo Zoutewelle (1935 - 2021) He and I shared an interest in animals and an abhorrence for animal cruelty. by Peter Hartley Beyond his words a man I wish I knew,But never met. His gentleness placed him,For me, among the Christly few who brimWith love, as Cuthbert and St Francis do.And what of lesser creatures that so fewCare to recall or give away some slimSpace in our thoughts for them? As they grow dimTheir mortal souls too will withdraw from view. And then when out of sight is out of mindWe’ll find they were remembered with their kind,By One for whom no sparrow falls and OneWhose toil goes on, whose work is never done.For then we find achievements in his artAcknowledge His, who sets them both apart. . . .