Cine este Amanda Gorman, poeta care a impresionat mapamondul la învestirea lui Joe Biden

Cine este Amanda Gorman
Cine este Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman a recitat un poem extrem de special, scris de ea, la învestirea lui Joe Biden ca al 46-lea președinte al Statelor Unite ale Americii.

Amanda Gorman a devenit astfel cea mai tânără poetă care a participat la ceremonia prezidențială și a fost cea mai căutată persoană pe Google, după eveniment. Toată lumea a vrut să știe cine este Amanda Gorman.

Absolventă a prestigioasei universități americane Harvard, în vârstă de 22 de ani, Amanda Gorman s-a născut în Los Angeles, California. Este cunoscută pentru versurile sale legate de probleme sociale și politice, publicate în 2015 în cartea „The one for whom the food is not enough”.

„Când am fost întrebată dacă vreau să particip, am țipat și am zis da imediat. Dar, cu toată bucuria, am simțit și că e o mare responsabilitate și că trebuie să mă apuc de scris. Am primit libertate totală legată de poezia pe care urma s-o citesc. Trebuia să fie ceva care să unească America. Vreau ca toată lumea să se simtă reprezentată de cuvintele mele”, a spus Amanda Gorman.

Amanda Gorman a făcut mai multe încercări legat de poem, dar evenimentele din 6 ianuarie 2021, asaltul de la Capitoliu, au inspirat-o cel mai mult.

În poezie, Amanda Gorman vorbește despre pace, speranță, curaj, unitate, dragoste și mândria de a fi american.

Fostul secretar de stat american Hillary Clinton a postat o imgine cu Amanda Gorman și cu mama acesteia, alături de Bill Clinton, și mesajul „Nu-i așa că poemul Amandei a fost uimitor? A promit că va candida la președinție în 2036, abia aștept”. Imaginea a strâns aproape 500.000 de likeuri.


Nu doar poezia scrisă de Amanda Gorman a impresionat, ci și look-ul ei, marca Prada asortat cu mască decorată cu pietre strălucitoare. Cerceii și inelul au fost primite de la celebra Oprah.

„The Hill We Climb” – poemul recitat de Amanda Gorman pe 20 ianuarie 2021

When day comes we ask ourselves,
where can we find light in this never-ending shade?
The loss we carry,
a sea we must wade
We’ve braved the belly of the beast
We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace
And the norms and notions
of what just is
Isn’t always just-ice

And yet the dawn is ours
before we knew it
Somehow we do it
Somehow we’ve weathered and witnessed
a nation that isn’t broken
but simply unfinished
We the successors of a country and a time
Where a skinny Black girl
descended from slaves and raised by a single mother
can dream of becoming president
only to find herself reciting for one

And yes we are far from polished
far from pristine
but that doesn’t mean we are
striving to form a union that is perfect
We are striving to forge a union with purpose
To compose a country committed to all cultures, colors, characters and
conditions of man
And so we lift our gazes not to what stands between us
but what stands before us
We close the divide because we know, to put our future first,
we must first put our differences aside
We lay down our arms
so we can reach out our arms
to one another
We seek harm to none and harmony for all
Let the globe, if nothing else, say this is true:
That even as we grieved, we grew

That even as we hurt, we hoped
That even as we tired, we tried
That we’ll forever be tied together, victorious
Not because we will never again know defeat
but because we will never again sow division
Scripture tells us to envision
that everyone shall sit under their own vine and fig tree
And no one shall make them afraid
If we’re to live up to our own time
Then victory won’t lie in the blade
But in all the bridges we’ve made
That is the promise to glade

The hill we climb
If only we dare
It’s because being American is more than a pride we inherit,
it’s the past we step into
and how we repair it
We’ve seen a force that would shatter our nation
rather than share it
Would destroy our country if it meant delaying democracy
And this effort very nearly succeeded
But while democracy can be periodically delayed
it can never be permanently defeated
In this truth
in this faith we trust
For while we have our eyes on the future
history has its eyes on us
This is the era of just redemption
We feared at its inception
We did not feel prepared to be the heirs

of such a terrifying hour
but within it we found the power
to author a new chapter
To offer hope and laughter to ourselves
So while once we asked,
how could we possibly prevail over catastrophe?
Now we assert
How could catastrophe possibly prevail over us?

We will not march back to what was
but move to what shall be
A country that is bruised but whole,
benevolent but bold,
fierce and free
We will not be turned around
or interrupted by intimidation
because we know our inaction and inertia
will be the inheritance of the next generation
Our blunders become their burdens
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
So let us leave behind a country
better than the one we were left with
Every breath from my bronze-pounded chest,
we will raise this wounded world into a wondrous one
We will rise from the gold-limbed hills of the west,
we will rise from the windswept northeast
where our forefathers first realized revolution
We will rise from the lake-rimmed cities of the midwestern states,
we will rise from the sunbaked south
We will rebuild, reconcile and recover
and every known nook of our nation and
every corner called our country,
our people diverse and beautiful will emerge,
battered and beautiful

When day comes we step out of the shade,
aflame and unafraid
The new dawn blooms as we free it
For there is always light,
if only we’re brave enough to see it
If only we’re brave enough to be it
– Amanda Gorman

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