The Grateful Student

………………..Condense, condense, condense.”
……………………….. –Ezra Pound

My uncle Ezra always told me:
“It’s best to use the fewest words.”

“Fewer,” he’d say, handing back
my busy manuscript; “Fewer.”

It took me forever to learn:
fewer is rarely less.

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IG W/ RT –Lumpthroat
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9 thoughts on “The Grateful Student

  1. Expanding our vocabulary and drawing from within – we can write amazing things with “fewer”.

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