• Lift up your eyes upon
    This day breaking for you.
    Give birth again
    To the dream.
    Women, children, men,
    Take it into the palms of your hands.
    Mold it into the shape of your most
    Private need. Sculpt it into
    The image of your most public self.
    Lift up your hearts
    Each new hour holds new chances
    For a new beginning.

    Poem at 1992 Presidential Inaugural Ceremonies, delivered 21 January 1993
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