14 June 2009

Write Less

Brevity

write something simple
he says, something that
sings in melody, is phrased
in simple words

don’t make me wade
through tepid swamps
of tumid wit seeking
safer clich├ęs

wilt a little bit
drop off the pretentious
cliff before its face
gives way

implores, again,
there’s room for wisdom in
single syllables, so – write less
and mean more 
© 28 March 2009, I. D. Carswell