Art and Industry
The languid win no prizes, the slothful not one plaudit.
The lazy artist paints no masterpiece for us to laud it.
The book that is not written finds no reader to adore it.
The man who scores no symphony, no audience to “Encore!” it.
“Popular” wins friends but draws no masses to applaud.
The rarest genius unexpressed will fail to leave us awed.
What movie that was never made has won box office fame?
Lighting a little fire won’t do. You have to fan the flame.
Enthusiasm on its own is rarely oohed and aahed.
It takes a little elbow grease to leave us open-jawed.