Earlier this week I noticed that a lot of my daily snippets centered around light – morning light, candle light, feelings connected to light. I started to gather those thoughts into a poem, but it wasn’t working as well as I had hoped. Then, on Wednesday, I heard Amanda Gorman’s recitation of her poem “The Hill We Climb.” As so many have remarked, her words were exquisite and moving.
I printed Amanda’s words and poured over them many times, each reading sparking a new feeling and understanding. The phrases about light were the ones that touched me most deeply, so I decided to create a nestling from “The Hill We Climb.”
when day comes we find light
the dawn is ours
we lift our gaze to what stands before us
we reach out our arms to one another
to offer hope and laughter
to move to what shall be
there is always light
if we are brave enough to see it
if we are brave enough to be it
Light and hope. Thank you, Amanda.
Laura has the poetry roundup today here where you can learn more about Amanda Gorman and read more wonderful poetry.