A definition of poetry can only determine what poetry should be and not what poetry actually was and is; otherwise the most concise formula would be: Poetry is that which at some time and some place was thus named. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
A good writer should be able to write comedic work that made you laugh, and scary stuff that made you scared, and fantasy or science fiction that imbued you with a sense of wonder, and mainstream journalism that gave you clear and concise information in a way that you wanted it. Neil Gaiman
Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. William Strunk, Jr.
concise in Dutch is beknopt, kernachtig, kort, bondig
concise in French is concis
concise in Italian is breve
concise in Latin is concisus
concise in Norwegian is kortfattet, konsis
concise in Portuguese is conciso
concise in Spanish is conciso
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