Recovering The SelfA Journal of Hope and Healing

Poetry

‘Courage’ by Peter MacQuarrie

by Peter MacQuarrie Ask for courage, Not wealth, Not fame, Not power, Nor for prestigious stature. Ask for courage, So you may be wise, So you may be …

NEW YEAR – A Poem by Stephen Gill

by Stephen Gill What then if it is a New Year! This day is the same as any other day of last week, even last year. The wilful ghosts of sorrow have not …

Unwakeable Sleeping Infant

by Neall Calvert What shall I name you, infant, Swaddled, sleeping deep within, Blissfully unaware of life— Unwakeable? For your unspoken requirements— For …

X’mas Spirit

by Stephen Gill I see her resurrecting in Christmas trees, mistletoe and  Santa Claus. I see her appearing within the decoration in  churches, homes and …

Courage

by Peter MacQuarrie Inside you is a lion. Inside you is a soul. Inside you is a heart. Inside you is a brave soul whose heart knows how to stand up and be …

Wild-N-Free

by Max Skinwood A child looks in the mirror and what Do they SEE Everything they want to Be The Mirror is a River Slow-n-Deep In its self imposed prison …

Cascadia Poetry Festival, April 30 to May 3

Spoken Word/Poetry Workshop with Missie Peters and Anastacia Tolbert May 01, 2:15 – 5:15 pm Use your body as a tool for inspiration! Bring in poetic …

Missing My Jessie Foster

by Glendene Grant For four years, an angel has held a heavy sword of justice in its hand Waiting, the angel stands with eternal patience inside the darkness …

Upcoming Poetry and Drawing Contests Themed on ‘Peace’

The following announcement comes from Dr. Stephen Gill, a well-known poet and fiction writer. Poetry Contest Deadline: October 10, 2014. Winners will be …

An Immortal Candle

Walking the rut of darkness In a moment of time My eyes were dazzled Unknowingly I had covered an interminable stretch Appearing inches away from an invisible …

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