I Can

Nan Toskey, MEDIA Artist

A visual exploration of the poem “Variation on a Theme by Rilke” by Denise Levertov

A certain day became a presence to me;
there it was, confronting me–a sky, air, light:
a being. And before it started to descend
from the height of noon, it leaned over
and struck my shoulder as if with
the flat of a sword, granting me
honor and a task. The day’s blow
rang out, metallic–or it was I, a bell awakened,
and what I heard was my whole self
saying and singing what it knew: I can.

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Precious Cargo

Nan Toskey, Digital Storyteller

A lost kitten arrives unexpectedly on the family doorstep, bringing lots of love and upheaval to the household.

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