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


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

Volume 3 - No. 4 -  2004



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

- Juan Ramon Jimenez


Stockholm Syndrome - by Sep Meyer

Originally named "The Hostages" Sep Meyer's verse seemed so appropriate to Nurturing Potential's theme that we have re-named this section of extracts from the entire poem.



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.