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The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country, by Amanda Gorman

giorgiareadsbooks's review

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5.0

Perfection

envy_1111's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful inspiring reflective tense fast-paced

3.0

vanallenemily's review against another edition

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5.0

“For there is always light,
If only we’re brave enough to see it,
If only we’re brave enough to be it.”

hmcendree's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful inspiring medium-paced

5.0

onceandfuturelaura's review against another edition

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4.0

Hella optimistic, but acknowledges some hard truths. ("We've seen a force that would shatter our nation rather than share it . . .")

divine529's review against another edition

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challenging emotional hopeful inspiring reflective fast-paced
I, like many others, first heard this poem recited at Biden's Inauguration and it stuck with me ever since. 

I finally got around to reading it (as I listened to Amanda Gorman read it, because I truly believe that poetry is best experienced out loud - whether I'm reading it out loud myself, or listening to it as I read along, I personally don't like to experience poetry in silence) and it's just as incredible, inspiring, thought-provoking and emotional as when I heard it for the first time. 

If you haven't read or listened to this poem yet, you really should. Even if you're not from the U.S., I think this could resonate with people all over. 

Definitely one of my favorites and one I plan to revisit time and time again. 

thereadingbel's review against another edition

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5.0

The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman

I loved this poem and I loved watching her deliver this on Inauguration of Joe Biden. I remember listening and tears falling from my eyes and feeling glad that this women delivered a beautiful poem that touched me deep to my core. Thank you Amanda for that and thank you for the words.

libbyluigs's review against another edition

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5.0

Hard to not be moved by this one - wow.

"But one thing is certain.
If we merge mercy with might, and might with right, then love becomes our legacy and change our children's birthright."

snorthington's review against another edition

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5.0

I adored this piece of poetry when Amanda delivered it at the inauguration, but reading it six months later, I love it even more. Her imagery, her flow, her passion and her call to action are affirming and beautiful - a vision of what we can be at our best. This work is soul filling in the best way!

beatricehill's review against another edition

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5.0

So incredible to hear this poem performed by Amanda Gorman. Equally as beautiful to read this poem on a printed page. The yellow book jacket is divine too.