Brief is Beautiful
by Ronald A Pavellas
It is probably self-serving
To say so, but I cannot resist:
Long poems lose me.
My eye is drawn to:
The pithy, the direct;
The illuminating, as in
A small spotlight drawing
One's attention to an interesting object.
The complex, the meandering,
The maudlin, the windily self-centered
Glaze my eyes and
Cast my attention elsewhere.
So, forgive me, excellent fellow poets,
For my inattention to the longer phrase,
The convoluted concoction,
Clever as some manifestly are.
I crave the simple exposition on:
And now ...
I'm about to exceed my own attention span...
Posted on 01/03/2002
Copyright © 2020 Ronald A Pavellas
|Member Comments on this Poem|
|Posted by Cathlyn Cartier on 11/16/02 at 12:56 AM|
My attention span isn't much longer than yours I guess... I feel terrible when I see a title that is so promising, and then open the poem and see it's more than what will fit on my screen, by a LONG way... I feel like I'm such a heel...
|Posted by Quinlan L Gibson on 05/30/03 at 05:15 PM|
This is..may I say..kickass. i completely agree, love the simplicity..
|Posted by Lori Blair on 11/29/11 at 11:35 PM|
love the rhythm to this piece. Most exceptional!