this is my way

“I plan a masterpiece.”

I feared to speak, for further shame,

But heard my silence cease:

“Sir, I am but a rag, much less

A canvas for a work

Of art.” “A masterpiece,” he said,

” A masterpiece.  I shirk

No skill, attend to every thread,

And finish what I start.

And you, of all that I may find,

I choose.  This is my art

My way.  I only use this kind.”

John Piper – The Castoff