When the hip-hop historical musical “Hamilton” won best score Sunday night, the show’s star, playwright, composer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda delivered a sonnet as his acceptance speech:
My wife’s the reason anything gets done;
She nudges me towards promise by degrees.
She is a perfect symphony of one;
Our son is her most beautiful reprise.
We chase the melodies that seem to find us,
Until they’re finished songs and start to play.
When senseless acts of tragedy remind us
That nothing here is promised, not one day.
This show is proof that history remembers,
We live through times when heat and fear seem stronger.
We rise and fall and light from dying embers
Remembrances that hope and love lasts longer.
And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love
Cannot be killed or swept aside.
I sing Vanessa’s symphony; Eliza tells her story.
Now fill the world with music, love and pride.