On January 20th, 2021, former vice president Joseph R. Biden was inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States, but it was 22-year-old Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman who stole the show with her poem “The Hill We Climb” and its message of renewed hope. Here are some tweets that perfectly summarize the impact it clearly had on those viewing.
1. This tweet comparing her recitation to a sermon
That was more than a poem
That was a sermon
— Michele Norris (@michele_norris) January 20, 2021
Via @michele_norris on twitter
2.This tweet comparing Gorman to poetry in motion
When they say someone is “poetry in motion” they were waiting for someone like her to show what it truly looked like.
She was as magical to watch as she was to hear. #AmandaGorman pic.twitter.com/vrMVqxx5gH
— Shamelessly_Shantel (@ShantelSherwood) January 21, 2021
Via @ShantelSherwood on Twitter
3. This tweet emphasizing the importance of art in society
You see how Amanda Gorman just made you feel??
This is why art matters so much. It has the ability to cut through and gets right to the heart of the matter.
I guarantee most will forget the majority of these speeches, but it will be hard to forget what she just did today.
— Alicia Rose (@ally_roza) January 20, 2021
Via @Ally_Roza On Twitter
4.This tweet about how this moment will go down in history
This poem and performance by Amanda Gorman will be THE moment of this inauguration. Her beauty, her elegance, her words and movements, they capture this moment in amber
— Dr. ppyajunebug, phd (@ppyajunebug) January 20, 2021
Via @ppyajunebug on Twitter
5. This tweet describing how Amanda Gorman is proof that young people are the future
#AmandaGorman‘s age is the least surprising thing about her. I work with young people & see how insightful, clever and soulful their work can be. I learned to always “bet on the future,” so I put my money on young people. Ms. Gorman is brilliant & leading a wave of brilliance.
— Dr. Elizabeth Smith (@tweetinginla) January 22, 2021
Via @tweetinginla on twitter