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Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner is a poet from the Marshall Islands. She spoke at the opening of the UN Climate Summit in New York, also reciting “Dear Matafele Peinem”, her poem that, according to multiple news stories, brought the audience to tears. Here is a pdf of the poem, which was written for her baby daughter.

She recites the poem in her speech (at about the 2’40” minute mark), but there’s another video of it below.

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