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