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Jan 21, 2021

"But one thing is certain:

If we merge mercy with might,

and might with right,

then love becomes our legacy" --Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman: The Miracle of Morning

Amanda Gorman has achieved many firsts, including being the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate in the United States at age 19. On January 20, 2021, the 22-year-old Gorman read at the inauguration of President Joe Biden. What follows here is a video of her reciting "The Miracle of Morning," a poem written several years ago "when hurricanes, hate crimes, and deportations were some of the many crises in our headlines." The poem now re-emerges during a pandemic, each line filled with words of hope for a golden morning.

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