What an endeavor it is:
To reach out and touch humanity.
Where should one clench A hand to grasp a soul?
How does one Erect the spirit out of dust,
And heal it so it glows?
No one knows. But to smile, to love, to feel
Is infinite, eternal, beyond.
They reach where the hands cannot
And revive a life more magnificent.
Poetry Thursdays is a weekly newsletter that highlights poems by medical students and physicians. This initiative is led by Slavena Salve Nissan at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. If you are interested in contributing, please contact Slavena.