Edgar Allan Poe Quote
It is clear that a poem may be improperly brief. Undue brevity degenerates into mere epigrammatism. A very short poem, while now and then producing a brilliant or vivid, never produces a profound or enduring, effect. There must be the steady pressing down of the stamp upon the wax.
The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe: Poems and tales (ed. 1859)