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A poem written in Yerkish, an artificial language developed for use by non-human primates. The language employs a computer-based keyboard whose keys contain lexigrams, symbols corresponding to objects or ideas. The language was made famous by Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, a psychologist and primatologist most known for her work with two bonobos, Kanzi and Panbanisha, investigating their linguistic and cognitive abilities.
The poem also makes links with the folkloric figure of the WILD MAN during the winter solstice ritual. The vegetal Green Man is a mythical figure that appears in the artwork and literature of medieval Europe, comparable to the satyr or faun type in classical mythology and to Silvanus, the Roman god of the woodlands.