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WATCH | Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman reads The Hill We Climb | Arts

'We will raise this wounded world into a wondrous one ... There is always light, if only we're brave enough to see it. If only we're brave enough to be it.'

2021-01-20 09:24:00 PM

'We will raise this wounded world into a wondrous one ... There is always light, if only we're brave enough to see it. If only we're brave enough to be it.' - arts24_sa AmandaGorman

'We will raise this wounded world into a wondrous one ... There is always light, if only we're brave enough to see it. If only we're brave enough to be it.'

Herman EloffShareYouth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman speaks at the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on 20 January 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)She was halfway through writing the poem that she was to deliver on 20 January at the inaugartion of the 46th President of the United States when a violent mob attacked the Capitol. 

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Today as Amanda Gorman, 22, read her powerful poemThe Hill We Climbaloud she was standing on the very steps where the shocking attack on American democracy took place.It gave her the power to complete the poem that would echo through the crowd just two weeks later.

As Joe Biden was named President, Kamala Harris became the first Black, Asian-American, female Vice-President.Amanda is the youngest inaugural poet in US history, joining a small group of famous poets that have gone before her, including Maya Angelou, Robert Frost, Elizabeth Alexander, and Richard Blanco headtopics.com

"We will raise this wounded world into a wondrous one ... There is always light, if only we're brave enough to see it. If only we're brave enough to be it," Amanda said. Read more: Channel24 »

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