If in the arts
you build on sand
your house of cards
will never stand.

If you alone
your prose admire
your style and tone
are lacking fire.

Cut to the bone
with ev'ry rhyme,
try build with stone
- not pass the time!

If what you say
is making sense
and day by day
you move your fence

your probing mind
is fanning out,
and what you find
may make you proud!

An uncut stone
reflects no light
and you alone
have got the right

to cut your stones
until they shine
and hitting bones
is ev'ry line.

To long for fame
is vanity.
Just make your name
- that's sanity!