In Tribute

David Ross Brower

July 1, 1912 - November 5, 2000

David Brower died on Sunday afternoon in the house he built and lived in since 1946. His transition was peaceful, surrounded by his wife Anne and children. His spirit and love for the earth and wilderness lives on in all of us who were blessed to know him.

    THE UNBORN
                       
for David Brower

Whatever they could see
we hold in seed, their faces containing our faces
in the darkness deeper
than anyone can remember,
their voices
that given speech
will speak for us
when we have passed
beyond speech --
whatever it is
we are trying to become
only they can tell,
only in them
can the womb say its name
and only in us
can they speak at all,
they speak
if we speak for them.
                                                    
--
Jack Daniel

 

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