and love

now fill the world with music love and pride
— lin-manuel miranda

lin-manuel miranda delivered this

final note from his

moving and meaningful sonnet

as a well-timed balm

to soothe a sea

of devastated hearts

as he accepted his well-earned

tony for best original score

and for everyone

who has been inspired by

hamilton’s historical story

miranda’s line also

feels like a marching order

sent to a united army of love

we should—

and we can

—fulfill it


his sonnet is

a triumph


for love

and for poetry

this piece

so exquisitely outlines the

“masterstroke” that is

miranda’s ode to love’s

“redemptive” power

and reminds us

that the word


written and spoken

can ignite conversations

spanning centuries

inviting us

to reach

for each


and Love