Dr. Seuss on Writing Concisely
It has often been said
You never can cram all those thoughts in your head.
So the writer who breeds
More words than he needs
Is making a chore for the reader who reads.
That’s why my belief is
The briefer the brief is
The greater the sigh of the reader’s relief is.
I sent this article to my 87-year-old father who is still an active pastor of many years. He asked me to send his thanks for ‘a wise poem that pastors can also take to heart.’
All the best,
Dr. Suess left the world more beautiful. . . another treasure for my language file.