Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman's history making performance

Amanda Gorman was named the nation's First Youth Poet Laureate at 19. Now at 22, she is delivering her original composition, "The Hill We Climb" at the 59th presidential inauguration as the youngest known inaugural poet. Gorman, who has performed five commissioned poems for "CBS This Morning" in the past, tells Anthony Mason about writing a poem for this moment, her preparation for big performances and how poetry helped her overcome a speech impediment.

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100+ comentarios:

Jessica Falstein
Jessica Falstein:
now we're all scouring youtube for more Amanda Gorman. what a revelation she is.
My God, she is stunning. Her smile is out of this world!
Summers Journey
Summers Journey:
Amanda Gorman represents African American excellence!
Clayton Hider
Clayton Hider:
Her use of the English language is poetry within itself.
Nick H
Nick H:
She is an extraordinary young woman.
Discover Me TV
Discover Me TV:
This is truly awesome. Love that Amanda practiced R’s with “Aaron Burr, Sir.” Amanda, you are an inspiration.
Fiona C.
Fiona C.:
She is literally so gorgeous and intelligent I can die happy now
Sean Black
Sean Black:
can only hope she becomes president one day. she is absolutely captivating.
Im just glad she embraces her natural hair
Raj Pratha
Raj Pratha:
Amanda = Hope; Amanda = Unity; Amanda = Courage for all ages, and ages, eons to come
vicki frost
vicki frost:
This young American Woman is so stunningly beautiful!!! And if that wasn't enough, her words rivaled her beauty. Such a beautiful American patriot from the inside out. 👍🏻👍🏾
Glenda Stevens
Glenda Stevens:
Such a beautiful composition, and such a beautiful, intelligent young African American woman. I initially thought Amanda was a teen, until I read her bio and found out she's 23 and a Harvard graduate. Amanda is what we need more of!
LaLa Black
LaLa Black:
Dang🤦🏾‍ I have to watch it again, I was too busy staring at her, admiring her beauty, her skin, her teeth, her facial features...
Okay let me replay this so I hear what she have to say...
Rachel Buckley
Rachel Buckley:
She is brilliant! She has reminded me of everything I love about poetry!
Joanne leyva
Joanne leyva:
Wowza! What an articulate, powerful, fantastically talented woman! She gives me hope for the future.
Kwaku Nyarko
Kwaku Nyarko:
Loveeeee to see talented young Black Women getting recognition in this way
Teranika Douglas
Teranika Douglas:
Beautiful, talented and poised. I love how she embraces her identify as African-American, while simultaneously delivering an uplifting message for all Americans. She has brought inspiration to the world of various ages, demographics and ethnicities. I wish her continued success, leadership and joy. God bless.
Timothy Jordan
Timothy Jordan:
Ah, that all makes sense now, here mom was an English Teacher...

This young lady's poem was perfection!
Paulette Lynch
Paulette Lynch:
This was so moving and thrilling and amazing in every way. Thank you, Amanda Gorman!!
Khalilah Muhammad
Khalilah Muhammad:
She is beautiful inside and out. What a passionate spirit. God bless you and your wonderful gift❤
teri burgess
teri burgess:
The perfect poem at the right time in the perfect place
Sonder Expeditions
Sonder Expeditions:
Wow she demands attention. So well spoken and beautiful.
Rayhana Dodia
Rayhana Dodia:
She is so beautiful in and out ! 😍 🙏🙏 so confident and talented !
Sarah F
Sarah F:
She positively glows - so absolutely beautiful and brilliant.
Miracle Kelly
Miracle Kelly:
She is definitely an angel among us. God bless her and all of us for living in her time.
jesimiel rivera
jesimiel rivera:
Those eyes have soul n fire that heals broken hearts with music
peter reimer
peter reimer:
What a wonderful, creative, gifted, diligent, young lady. The first thing America can be proud of on Inauguration Day.
Björn Pagenkemper
Björn Pagenkemper:
Can you imagine the lyrical power that would be created if Lin-Manuel Miranda and her would join forces??
Alhaji Daniel
Alhaji Daniel:
I really appreciate the fact that she makes it sound and I know that sounds bad but it really does flow like that; the emphasis on the last words as it rhymes with the next last word-- that's how Rap & HipPop really flow too... but with her it sounds so elegant and perfect. glamorous HipHop Lol
Regina B
Regina B:
Maya Angelo would be sooooo proud of you and so am I.
Certified Flirts
Certified Flirts:
This was the highlight of the inauguration!! Powerful poetry. So deep and meaningful. She is inspiring
Jeff Stahl
Jeff Stahl:
Incredibly talented young lady. Thank you for sharing your gift with our nation. God bless
"To not turn a blind eye.... to the cracks that really need to be filled..." ~ Hear hear! <3
As long as there are people like Amanda Gorman there is hope for a brighter future.
This give me goose bumps when she said out of many were one that Jamaica motto thank you
Sheena Bailey
Sheena Bailey:
I’m mad that I didn’t know her before. Wasted time not knowing of her. 😭
Regina Moise
Regina Moise:
This young lady spoke so Eloquently, She embodied the spirit of Phyllis Wheatley, the 1st African American woman to have her poems published in the 1700s. If they ever make a movie about Phyllis Wheatley...Amanda Gorman will shine bright like a Diamond💎💖💎💖 as the Star of the movie !
Jazz Me & U in FL. USA
Jazz Me & U in FL. USA:
I love her!!! I just watched her performance at the inauguration minutes ago.
Maria Alvarez
Maria Alvarez:
She is beautiful, and beautiful composition.
She is like her moms twin. Both such beautiful women.
Lisa Smith
Lisa Smith:
This young lady is Anointed by God she is going to go far far far in life God got his hands all over this young lady
Bob Smith
Bob Smith:
Amanda Gorman was the piece de resistance at the Inauguration. Memorable.
Amer J.
Amer J.:
Amanda Gorman is awesome. That's it, that's the post. Period.
Louis Lark
Louis Lark:
What a beautiful soul: Ms. Amanda Gorman. She is stunning; however, it is good to learn more about her after hearing her inspiring optimistic President Biden/ Vice President Harris swearing in .
Sandra Hamilton
Sandra Hamilton:
It was an occasion to behold.It was a moment to “savor”. Though small in stature. Amanda Gorman etched her name into our hearts and living rooms forever and a day. I always have music in my house. I have now found a way to really enjoy poetry. People. Just find a way to relax . Just simply play the music in the background while using her poetry in the foreground. This is an amazing way to combine both.
Amanda Gorman
Born To Shine🎁
peggy ONeal
peggy ONeal:
She is so beautiful! Look at her shine!
Jose Martinez
Jose Martinez:
I remain eye wide and breathless to her majestic verbal magnificence it was like hearing the entire world singing the same love song... black queen today you made the earth stand still and all it’s inhabitants listened to the song bird singing high atop our nations capital.. god bless and thank you song bird thank you..
You are amazing Amanda, "To not turn a blind the cracks that really need to be filled" Yes ma'am. Indeed!
Tara H.
Tara H.:
And in five minutes & a few seconds, Amanda is a world-wide SuperStar! 💢

This talented & intelligent young woman deserves every good thing that comes her way.
ha -zi
ha -zi:
So young and tells the truth by playing with words and gestures.
Ach Bee
Ach Bee:
Jose Lozada
Jose Lozada:
Woman like her should be leaders
sam smith
sam smith:
Belief in the future. She is already a national treasure!
Sheila Hardeman
Sheila Hardeman:
This young women is amazing . Beautiful. Intelligent and talent .
Okechukwu Nnorom
Okechukwu Nnorom:
Am so glad that the youth is now being heard ....and am overjoyed that Amanda is still young and he so ruburst with wisdom in her chosen passion.
She is a remarkable talent. Poetry isn’t easy to write for many of us!
Janae Dupree
Janae Dupree:
In the words of the late, great Luther Vandross... "So amazing..."
Jeff Monaghan
Jeff Monaghan:
She is a good choice for our country.
Mosella Felder
Mosella Felder:
She is absolutely beautiful and gifted!
Jason Smith
Jason Smith:
I am the daughter of black writers
Who were descended from freedom fighters
Who broke through chains and changed the world
They call me
Jerry Forcier
Jerry Forcier:
She moved me to tears!
Raymond Dillon
Raymond Dillon:
I cannot say the words how much I am proud of Amanda Gorman. I salute you on behalf of the UK Amanda! Simply marvellous!
So gorgeous and intelligent!!!
Laura Colton
Laura Colton:
I got chills listening to her! Her words were so moving and she is an incredibly captivating speaker and performer.
Suellen Bowersock
Suellen Bowersock:
Beautiful! In a league with Malala and Greta! Personal Gratitude for lifting the U.S.A out of the dark.
Pinoy Ninja Chef
Pinoy Ninja Chef:
Omg! I Love her. Followed her in Instagram around 200K, now She have 1.6 Million followers. Amazing🙌🏾 I remember at 22 thats when I move here in the US now Im 41 doing YouTube hahaha. God Bless America!
Groove's Games
Groove's Games:
Amanda Gorman for president. Until then Biden should hire her to be his speech writer. We need to change laws so younger people can run.
Tholang Mathopa
Tholang Mathopa:
What a proud moment
BRAVA!! That Poem was BRILLIANT and she was SOOO Eloquent when she spoke!!! XOXOXOXOXXOOOO
The Screaming Banshee
The Screaming Banshee:
I love watching her face when she is reciting a poem. It draws you in and you do not want to leave. You want more and this young lady, gives you the words to satisfy your thirst.
Congrats, you have lit a fire of hope, a breath of fresh air!
You will go far....2036 we are waiting! God bless!
Dive Chart
Dive Chart:
You're not only the inaugural poet.. you're MY poet. 🙌
MA 74
MA 74:
She was amazing! Wow! I loved her. So mature, so on point, so beautifully said. A beautiful song to all those lovers of truth and freedom.
I Dillard
I Dillard:
Amanda is amazing! She wrote and spoke and amazing poem for the workers of SEIU - essential workers! So proud to see her on the Capitol stairs doing her thing!
Amy Johnson
Amy Johnson:
What an inspirational and beautiful young woman! This was one of the most amazing poems that gave me goosebumps. Thank you to Amanda.
Audrey Seay
Audrey Seay:
A gifted and amazing young woman! I’m so proud of you, Amanda!
Jai Norman
Jai Norman:
She's beautiful 😍
Kojo Oheneba
Kojo Oheneba:
Jesus Christ she's beautiful 🤩
David Buchanan
David Buchanan:
What a beautiful sole. Amazing young lady. God bless you and your family. Peace and truth. David 🤗🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🙏🏿🙏.
She is confident and intelligent. What a powerful poem!!! You go girl!! You do black women proud. 🙏🏾 Thank you, Amanda Gorman!
pls argue with me
pls argue with me:
Hamfans when they noticed the Hamilton references from the inaugural poem:
Island Rhythms Production
Island Rhythms Production:
With all the darkness that’s been in Washington recently, it’s good to see there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
What a beautiful, uplifting, inspirational talented spirited, gifted soul! Such a profound inaugural message, befitted for such a time as now, this season!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Maria Welling
Maria Welling:
She's MAGNIFICENT!! Brilliant!! Adorable!!
Jerica Jump Watson45
Jerica Jump Watson45:
Ok I love every single hair style she wears!! She is so natural
Mfirst Jlast
Mfirst Jlast:
Excellent speaker/ excellent words.
A privilege to listen to a wonderful voice reciting words of hope & promise of a different and hopeful beginning!
Be Well!
Delaw Delaw
Delaw Delaw:
Lovely young girl. She is already in places happening. Lovely smile and composure. excellent!
Mich John
Mich John:
Amazing young woman
Marcy Morales
Marcy Morales:
Glad the world now knows the beauty, the poems, the voice, that is Amanda Gorman. Blessed to have heard you on that stage 👏👏👏
I've read many comments pertaining to her intelligence, beauty, grace, etc...Therefore, will simply add "It moved me".
Who would thumb down this? What sad souls
Ami Ami
Ami Ami:
She is the ONE!
kim smith
kim smith:
Wonderful, thank you so much you are a star.
C Ross
C Ross:
We’re going to make it!👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿
SlinkyStar Firelight
SlinkyStar Firelight:
Amazing lovely young lady! I see a young Maya Angelou...I wish her proseperity in her art!
Nicholas Gomez
Nicholas Gomez:
Great poem this morning
Scheria Turner
Scheria Turner:
that skin, that hair, her smile are all fire. she is stunning and seems like a beautiful personality to boot!
Penelope Burnam
Penelope Burnam:
May God continue to bless this Beautiful Young Woman!
Latysha Browning
Latysha Browning:
Blessed and Gifted!!
Cindy Loupas
Cindy Loupas:
I am in awe of Amanda. Thank your for your amazing wisdom, courage and strength. You inspire me! Fantastic speech, I am so glad you were chosen. It was what we needed.