What is a gorilla? Who says? My challenge for each of us is to listen to the poem I’ve recorded called “The Escaped Gorilla.” It’s written by the amazing poet, David Wagoner from his collection, “A Map of This Night.” I believe it challenges what we know about gorillas in a way that is both poignant and instructive. The poem will take a minute and a half to hear, but maybe a lifetime to ponder.
Now regarding Brother David. As many of you know, Brother David Steindl-Rast has been a friend and mentor of mine for many years. He is turning 90. There is a rare opportunity to see him in person. If you’re interested and will be available to be in San Francisco on July 25th, please click here for details. Registration ends on July 11th. Also, in honor of Brother David, I’ve been invited to present a poem during the event as well.