William Watson

(1858-1935 / England)

Art Maxims - Poem by William Watson

Often ornateness
Goes with greatness;
Oftener felicity
Comes of simplicity.

Talent that's cheapest
Affects singularity.
Thoughts that dive deepest
Rise radiant in clarity.

Life is rough:
Sing smoothly, O Bard.
Enough, enough,
To have _found_ life hard.

No record Art keeps
Of her travail and throes.
There is toil on the steeps,--
On the summits, repose.


Comments about Art Maxims by William Watson

  • * Sunprincess * (3/30/2016 11:19:00 AM)

    .....most excellent and true life is hard ★ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 10, 2010

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 7, 2011


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