Long is boring, short is in effective !!
Seth's Blog: Once more, but slowly
The paradox is that the long stuff gets skipped. The long stuff gets ignored. Short books sell better, short commercials get more viewers. So repetition becomes essential.
Isn't that a struggle for every artist, marketing guy, teacher ....
Attention is very scarce commodity, best poetry is one which makes a statement within that few moments of available attention from the reader /viewer.