"What can be said for a poet who lets the poems go unattended and uncared for, abandoned, or worse, un-attempted. This person doesn't deserve poems, and they shouldn't be given to him in any form. His poems, should he ever produce any more, ought to be eaten by mice."
(Paraphrased Raymond Carver, from A New Path To the Waterfall.)
Pardon me for paraphrasing. I changed some words, but not the meaning or gist of his quote.