An initiative of ASPEN (Authors' Self-Publishing Enterprise)


in Education, Personal Growth, Health, Relationships, Business and others 

Volume 3 - No. 3 -  2004



" Literature is a state of culture, poetry a state of grace, before and after culture" 

- Juan Ramon Jimenez


Poems - by Henry Rose

Joe Sinclair has exercised editorial privilege here by reproducing some verse written by his late cousin Henry Rose and submitted by his widow Sonja after Henry's death in 2003.

Winter Ride - by John Ewing

John Ewing is a good friend and regular contributor to the Nurturing Potential columns, particularly with book reviews.  John is a software engineer in his mid-fifties.  Diagnosed with diabetes in the early 1990s, he took up road cycling in 1997 as a means of keeping fit.  He lives in Alsace, France.

Mending Wall - a poem by Robert Frost

Sep Meyer quoted an extract from this poem to "dramatise" his article on Building Bridges - Not Walls.  We thought it deserved a page to itself, so linked it via his article.



The editors wish to make it clear that they are not literary critics and do not presume to judge the literary merit of any of the contributions received for this section.   Martial said: "He does not write at all whose poems no man reads."  And to Wilson Mizner is attributed "Poets are born, not paid".

Our contributors would be delighted to receive feedback on their verse, whether praising or damning, because all feedback is positive and the evidence that the work has been read will be payment enough.  Comments by e-mail please to  Better yet, send us some poetry of your own.