The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman is the youngest presidential inaugural poet in US history. She read her poem The Hill We Climb on January 20, 2021 at the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden. Maybe it’s because a few weeks earlier domestic terrorists attacked the US Capitol, but I found the words of this young poet incredibly powerful and meaningful.

I recently re-read the The Hill We Climb. It’s an uplifting poem. I think it aims to unify the people of the United States: “We lay down our arms / So that we can reach our arms / out to one another.” Such powerful words spoken by a brave, fearless young woman “descendant from slaves” after that awful event on January 6, 2021! There is nothing else I can add that others haven’t already said in a more eloquent manner.

As Oprah Winfrey wrote in the foreword, “As her words washed over us, they healed our wounds and resurrected our spirits.” If you have a few minutes, I’d highly recommend reading the poem or watching Ms. Gorman read it.

Have you read The Hill We Climb?

Have a great weekend! Happy Reading!

xoxo, Jane

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