“We seek harm to none and harmony for all”

“We’ve seen a force that would shatter our nation, rather than share it.”

Amanda Gorman was an Inauguration sensation with her poem “The Hill We Climb.”

Find information on her below provided by a member of a discussion list to which Gadfly belongs.

Some of his favorite lines in the poem are here. What are yours?

We are striving to forge our union with purpose
To compose a country committed to all cultures, colors, characters and conditions of man.
And so we lift our gaze, not to what stands between us, but what stands before us.
We close the divide because we know to put our future first, we must first put our differences aside.
We lay down our arms so we can reach out our arms to one another.
We seek harm to none and harmony for all.

“The Hill We Climb”

The following information on Gorman provided by Abdul Alkalimat:

Now 22-years-old, West LA raised Gorman was named Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles at the age of 16. At 19, while in college at Harvard, she was named the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate.

The poem she read
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/20/amanda-gormans-inaugural-poem-the-hill-we-climb-full-text.html

The position of Youth Poet Laureate
https://www.youthlaureate.org/

Bio
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanda_Gorman
https://www.lataco.com/meet-amanda-gorman-the-l-a-native-who-is-the-first-national-youth-poet-laureate/
https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2017/9/18/youth-poet/
https://tinyurl.com/y2e8u88u

Her website
https://www.theamandagorman.com/

Her inaugural reading
https://www.cnn.com/videos/style/2021/01/20/amanda-gorman-youth-poet-laureate-full-poem-biden-capitol-inauguration-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/cnn-style/

Interview
https://www.cnn.com/videos/style/2021/01/21/amanda-gorman-poet-laureate-interview-inauguration-vpx.cnn

Her poetry
https://poets.org/poem/place-american-lyric
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=amanda+gorman&i=stripbooks&crid=2I5C0SOWEZ64I&sprefix=aman%2Cstripbooks%2C190&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-a-p_2_4

Her other readings
https://youtu.be/zM4En012IJo
https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2018/10/youth-poet-laureate-amanda-gorman-delivers-poem-at-harvard-presidents-inauguration/
https://poets.org/teach-poem/amanda-gorman-library-congress

Oprah gave her earrings
https://people.com/style/oprah-gifts-symbolic-jewelry-to-inaguration-day-poet-amanda-gorman/

“But while democracy can be periodically delayed,
it can never be permanently defeated.”

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