The Hill We Climb By Amanda Gorman: Reading and Meditation

January 21, 2021  • Executive Leadership Seminars Department

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Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, 22, delivered her poem The Hill We Climb on Wednesday at President Joe Biden’s inauguration. In it, she delves into our collective struggle to find purpose, common ground, justice, community, and love in times of grief and darkness. “We will not march back to what was, but move to what shall be.” What are you moving towards today? What drives you forward? When you blunder and feel burdened, what, or who, helps you rise? “The new dawn blooms as we free it/For there is always light,/if only we’re brave enough to see it.” Look into the dawn – what light do you see?

Brianna Curran

Washington, DC 

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