This section of Calm & Distressed is for you: the secret poet. You know who you are. You write, at times, quite a lot of poetry. You think some of it might be quite good, you’re fairly sure some of it is quite bad according to some hidden external measure. It seems such a shame that your unique words and those lines, which captured a moment in a way that only you could, are sitting sadly in a drawer (or on a file on your phone) and no-one else will get a chance to read them.
So here you are: no judgement, no critique, just a place to share poetry and read poetry and bring some joy to your day!
Less shy poets welcome too.
Some of the poems here are shared anonymously but they are all copyrighted to the poets and should not be reproduced without their permission.