“Somehow we’ve weathered and witnessed a nation that isn’t broken,
but simply unfinished. We, the successors of a country and a time
where a skinny Black girl descended from slaves and raised by a
single mother can dream of becoming President, only to find
herself reciting for one,” the 22-year-old Gorman said in her
poem, entitled, “The Hill We Climb.”
A day later and I remain in awe. Just a stunningly well-crafted, beautifully written, perfectly delivered message. An incredible moment. If you haven’t watched it, watch it. If you have watched it, watch it again.
Masha Gessen, at The New Yorker: “Amanda Gorman’s Inaugural Poem Is a Stunning Vision of Democracy”.
Gorman is an excellent follow on Twitter, as well.
★ Thursday, 21 January 2021