To have great poets, there must be great audiences (Walt Whitman, 19th century American poet).
If no one hears a tree fall in the forest, is there no sound? Scientists say there is. But Whitman’s comment is even more interesting. The applause of the hearing audience or the acclaim of the poet’s readers isn’t necessary for the poetry to be really great. But, who would know? Who could make that judgment? We should surely do our best work for the benefit of others.
Let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father (Matthew 5:16).