(NEW YORK) – Amanda Gorman is ending her extraordinary year on a note of hope.
The 23-year-old poet, who read her own work “The Hill We Climb” at President Joe Biden’s inauguration made her internationally famous, released a new piece on Wednesday. to mark the end of 2021. “New Day’s Lyric” is a five-stanza, 48-line resolution with themes of struggle and healing that is loved by fans of “The Hill We Climb” and the collection sells Her best-seller “Call Us What We Carry,” released in early December:
“What has been cursed, we will cure.
What has been thwarted, we will prove clean.
If we are inclined to argue, we will try to agree,
The fortunes that we have, now is the future we foresee,
Where we were not aware, we are now alert;
Moments We Missed
Now are the moments we create,
The moments we met,
And our hearts, once they all beat together,
Now all together beat”.
Poets rarely enjoy the attention Gorman receives in 2021, but in an email to The Associated Press, she reflects less on her own success than on the state of the country. Gorman wrote that the “chaos and uncertainty” of the past year had led her to reject the idea of ”returning to normal” and instead fight to “get over it”. She refers to Maya Angelou’s poem “The Human Family” and adds, “To be a family, a country, we don’t have to be the same or agree on everything, it’s just that we We continue to strive to see the best in each other and move forward into a common future. Like it or not, we’re in this together.”
Gorman gave an allusional response when asked what inspired the “Lyrics of a New Day,” telling the AP that she “wanted to write the lyrics to honor the hardships, the trauma , hope and healing of 2021 while tapping into the potential of 2022.”
“This is a unique New Year’s Day, because even as we toast to the future, we bow to what has been lost,” she wrote. “I think one of the most important things the new year reminds us of is the old adage: This too shall pass. You can’t relive the same day twice – meaning every dawn is a new dawn, and every year an opportunity to step into the light.”
https://time.com/6132065/amanda-gorman-new-poem/ Amanda Gorman Releases Year-End Poem — Lyrics for a New Day