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Make Visible: Criticism

I’m a poet with a particular point of view.  In these next blog posts I’ll post poems on different subjects from my point of view.  Each poem is an expression, through me, of inspiration or Spirit or emotion. What you see in this light is what you bring to the poem.

Criticism of your writing, your looks, or your personality, whether positive or negative, has an impact.  As “sensitive poets,” perhaps we react even more strongly than others.  Remember, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade (or lemon bars)!


Today, I offer you this poem about criticism.

Made lemon squares today. The crust is similar...

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Lemon Bars Deluxe

Bitter with the sweet

Criticism unasked for
Compliments as well

Sprinkled with powdered sugar
Melting in my mouth

How much honey
Will take away the sting?

Your words sweeter
With every bite of lemon.

© Anne Westlund


Come back on Friday, April 5, for Make Visible: Love and Attraction

“Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.”~Robert Bresson, French Film Director

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3 thoughts on “Make Visible: Criticism

  1. Wonderful double entendre!

  2. I like your poem Ann… great images! Those lemon bars look soooooo yummy and they work nicely with the poem. The photo makes me want to stop writing and do some baking! 🙂

  3. annewestlund on said:

    Thanks, Widdershins and Sala!

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