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.
Writer, Interviewer, co-Editor – Nan Toskey | Produced by Allina Media Services
A volunteer recruitment video for the Patient Partners program, administered by Abbott Northwestern Hospital Volunteer Services and pairs retired physicians and nurses with patients of Abbott Northwestern Hospital.