Evagrius Ponticus was a 4th Century Desert Father and spiritual writer. Sister Donald wrote the following poem during a trip to Cairo in 1986.
Evagrius was with me…
Evagrius was with me—
Imperceptible on the tour bus
A return visit
After nearly 1600 years.
Monk of the then flowering desert—
He mused again at Great Cheops___
Where did death go?
That mummy at the British Museum?
And he, poor resurrection monk___
Still guiding in the holy sand.
Sister Donald Corcoran, OSB, cam
Cairo 1986, © 2017