Poetry is the most meaning in the least language.
that I had confused least with fewest. Feeling better now.
When it's good poetry.
I'm afraid I generally present myself as not liking and not understanding poetry as a genre. I find that very often, nowadays, "poetry" has become an excuse for bad writing. Also, for inflicting incomprehensible, too personal information that an audience/readers have little chance of understanding. And so you sit there, surrounded by expressions of great admiration and awe but when you ask, "What does it mean?" no one can answer. But you can't say "Wow! The emperor is naked!" because you get pounced on with "Oh, but it's poetry!" and I see no reason why poetry should escape the criticism applied to prose.
Rant over. Usual exceptions apply.
The fact that it has meter and line breaks and lacks punctuation doesn't change that. Poetry creates meaning differently than prose.
My rants are shorter :)
with your initial proposition :)
I did confuse least with fewest. Doubting myself again...
You conveyed your meaning with the least language and fewest words (as is your wont!)
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