Poets Brief

Vintage Words

Writers have extensive

vocabularies. Of course this

is not true for the novice.

Growth is the goal. 


The fewer the words,

the tighter the verses, 

and the less interesting

the poem.


No that’s not what I mean.

Run on sentences that say

very little are to be avoided,

like big words for the sake

of big words and egos. Scratch

big egos for vocabulary

choices; use egos to write

and post.


Yes, conciseness is the rule 

and the objective. No 

subjectivity is necessary.

Few will be able to live inside

those boundaries. Too small

for the needs of emotionalism.


In future, I promise to be brief,

but be warned; I seldom keep my

promises about writing less.







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