Richard Blanco talks about his inaugural poem, "One Today." Blanco said he could have gone all the way back to the pilgrims, but he wanted to do something contemporary. Blanco says he wanted to capture a sense of where our generation is now. He did a great job with the poem.
You can watch a video of Blanco reading his poem at the inauguration here and you can find the full text of the poem here. Take a look: