Manuscripts, like muscles,
need rest to build.
Yet, the breath and the body
only hone when willed.
The breach between beauty
and the ugly, unskilled
is the distance from deprecation
to a glass half filled.
Talents lackluster / talents that glisten =
talents laid down / much repetition.
Those who succeed are those who are smitten
by the love of the language no matter who listens.