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More or Less

Updated: Jan 20, 2023

In Art Class, we were told that

Mondrian was a father of Minimalism.

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He preached the gospel that less is more.

Pare your works down to their core.


I followed that tenet for many years

But now consider it too austere.


As Shakepeare wrote,

'Let there be excess...'

So, restrict your opus

Under duress.


Except for a Strippagram,

I confess.

To make a point, not too raw -

In that case, less is truly more!

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Dawson Stafford
Dawson Stafford
Jan 21, 2023

Very clever. Well done

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Darrell Troon
Darrell Troon
Jan 19, 2023

Great poem John. I think I might be an excessive minimalist

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John Dallison
John Dallison
Jan 20, 2023
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😀I'm very glad you like it

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Alison Blevins
Alison Blevins
Jan 19, 2023

I have say I wasn't expecting the last verse but it did make me smile, great poem. Thanks for sharing.

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