The Art of Criticism
The art of criticism
Of accurate, rich language-ism;
Gentleness and witticism,
Care and love implicit
In a simple, clear expression.
Love of th’art it’s writing ‘bout,
Love, respect inside and out
For author, auth’ress, sculptor, sculptress,
Painter, paint-ress, instrumentalist and –ess.
Poet, poetess whose full respect he/she/they merit.
When I read clichés inherent
Such as, “Awesome” “Great” and “Wonderful”,
Thoughtless, glib and under-worked;
When I read “Like”, “Thumbs up, “Thumbs down"