Stewart Acuff

Sep 18


Written by Stewart Acuff


The Great Blue Heron always aware, sees

Always calm, a present of life and peace

She feeds herself and hers one calm step

At a time and one lightning strike at a time

Never hurried, ruffled, or without

She wades through her day majestic

Her dignity, her badge, her beauty, her gift.

© Creative Commons Copyright 2012


Stewart Acuff is America’s best-known and foremost labor organizer. He is the former organizing Director of the AFL-CIO. Acuff has also written two books: Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing, and Getting America Back to Work, coauthored by Dr. Richard Levins.

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