Tuesday, April 22, 2014

“Chimpanzees and Stardust”



Walden Pond in November
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Drifting for a week down the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
I trailed my fingers in Civil Disobedience,
lingered a month on the banks of Walden Pond
just long enough to transcend
from awkward adolescent into endless possibilities.


 
Roger Fouts
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I happened upon Patterson and Fouts,
fingers dancing into primate thinking,
and my enchantment with
Words, Mind and Spirit
 
coalesced.



Jane Goodall 
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My heroes slept under star-strewn skies,
 
witnesses
of Nature and Life,
Tools and Language,
Thought and Reason
diligently uncovering
 
commonalities.
Observers
who took me from the pond’s edge
Through Gombe
Until I found my place in the Universe.
 
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Copyright 2014 Elizabeth Abrams Chapman