Inaugural poet go through their poem "One Today" with the swearing-in ceremony to get . Here will be the full text in the poetry while written.
One sun rose with individuals today, kindled through our shores, peeking within the Smokies, homemade the fronts in the Great Lakes, scattering a super easy real truth across the Great Plains, then loading throughout the Rockies. One light, waking up rooftops, below just about every one, a new history instructed by way of our own quiet signals going powering windows.
My face, your face, an incredible number of faces throughout morning's mirrors, each one yawning for you to life, crescendoing straight into our day: pencil-yellow school buses, the tempo of visitors lights, fruit flesh stands: apples, limes, and also oranges arrayed for instance rainbows begging our own praise. Silver trucks heavy by using oil or documents bricks or even milk, teeming around freeways alongside us, upon our manner to unclutter tables, go through ledgers, or perhaps save world in order to show geometry, as well as ring-up food as my mother does for twenty years, and so I could prepare this particular poem.
All of us as vital while the main one lighting most people transfer through, the identical mild with blackboards with instructions for your day: equations to help solve, historical past to help question, or atoms imagined, your "I have a dream" most people keep dreaming, and also that impossible vocabulary involving sorrow this won't reveal the drain desking with twenty young children marked lack today, and also forever. Many prayers, but one light breathing colour straight into stained glass windows, lifestyle into the particular encounters of bronze statues, heat upon the actual actions associated with your museums and area benches as moms watch kids glide in to the day.
One ground. Our ground, rooting us that will every stalk regarding corn, every head connected with wheat sown by sweat and hands, poker hands gleaning coal as well as properly windmills in deserts along with hilltops that preserve individuals warm, fingers digging trenches, routing plumbing and cables, poker hands since worn out when my own dad's slicing sugarcane consequently my brother and I would've guides along with shoes.
The dust of farming and also deserts, towns and plains mingled simply by one blowing wind our breath. Breathe. Hear this through the day's lovely din regarding honking cabs, buses introducing straight down avenues, the symphony of footsteps, guitars, and also screeching subways, the surprising song bird against your clothes line.
Hear: squeaky playground swings, train locomotives whistling, or whispers all over caf tables, Hear: that doors many of us start for every other most day, saying: hello, shalom, buon giorno, howdy, namaste, as well as buenos ve had like the particular words this mother shown myself in every vocabulary been vocal into one particular wind carrying our world with no prejudice, while these types of terms break up from this lips.
One sky: considering that Appalachians along with Sierras claimed their majesty, as well as the Mississippi and Colorado worked their particular way to the sea. Thank the task associated with our own hands: weaving metallic in to bridges, finishing another report for your employer about time, sewing another wound or maybe uniform, the initial clean swing over a portrait, or perhaps the last terrain to the Freedom Tower jutting right atmosphere that assure for you to each of our resilience.
One sky, toward which we all often boost our eyes weary from work: a few days guessing in the temperature with your lives, a few days to weeks allowing bless you to get a enjoy in which is in love with you back, from time to time praising a new mother exactly who believed how to give, or forgiving your pops who couldn't present exactly what everyone wanted.
We head home: in the high shine associated with bad weather and also pounds of snow, or maybe this plum blush involving dusk, but always home, often within one sky, our sky. And constantly one silent celestial body being a silent drum tapping about each and every roof in addition to each window, with just one nation many of us facing that celebrities desire a new constellation looking ahead to all of us to map it, needing us all to name this together.