Heart beat of man pounding - yet
unheard joined becomes the beat of a nation.

Words of man written - yet
unread joined becomes a proclamation.

Sounds of man spoken - yet
unheard joined becomes a production .

Lines of man drawn - yet
unrecognized joined becomes an illustration.

Beings of man humming - yet
forgotten joined becomes a celebration.

Patterns of man created - yet
invisible joined becomes a new universe.

Joined we become recognized.

Susan "Sue" Bacon Trumpfheller is an author, teacher, researcher and coach. Sue works with her clients to use subtle energies to create their supportive environments. You can contact her at

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Review: 'Bastards of the Reagan Era,' a Book of Poetry
New York Times
It is a haunting and harrowing book that addresses, through the power of poetry, the same subjects at the heart of two important best sellers, Ta-Nehisi Coates's “Between the World and Me” and Michelle Alexander's “The New Jim Crow” — the trials of ...

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The Guardian

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The Guardian
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Omaha World-Herald

Poet brings slam to countries' budding young wordsmiths
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Rapid City Journal

Winners named in second SWMS poetry contest
Rapid City Journal
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Independent Online

Poetry the rhythm of life at festival
Independent Online
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19th Poetry Africa Festival to focus on youth talentSouth African Broadcasting Corporation
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Fort Atkinson festival aims to stir your inner poet
Janesville Gazette
FORT ATKINSON—Lorine Niedecker lived up the Rock River from Janesville on Jefferson County's Blackhawk Island. She penned verses so brilliant she is remembered today as a major 20th-century poet. But while she was alive, Niedecker never shared her ...

The Suns' Official Socks are Poetry in Motion
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Times of India

Has Hindi poetry found its way back into film songs?
Times of India
While he wrote novels, poetry and short stories with equal elan, Dushyant Kumar is most remembered for bringing the Hindi ghazal to the fore in his celebrated collection Saaye mein dhoop. Even many years after his death, his words come in handy when ...

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