Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Day of Possibility, Once Again

God bless America, whose children make its possibility possible.


We walk into that which we cannot yet see.
Say it plain, that many have died for this day....

Praise song for struggle. Praise song for the day....

In today's sharp sparkle, this winter air, anything can be made, any sentence begun. On the brink, on the brim, on the cusp, praise song for walking forward in that light.

excerpts from Elizabeth Alexander, "Praise Song for the Day,"
Inaugural Poem, January 20, 2009
(transcript from the Chicago Sun-Times)



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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

AWESOME!! Our country is an awesome country again!!

WMW said...

Anonymous friend, no, not again--She always has been. Today is just a reminder.

Anonymous said...

ok, but you know what I mean... :) It's a great reminder for the whole world!

habeshachild said...

Oooh - love the poem. Thanks for posting that!