It's a matter of math.
Soup improves with addition. Say carrots, or onions, or garlic, or potatoes, or more water, or cooked beets. Yes, I mean cooked beets -- golden or red.
Poetry improves with subtraction. Others call it editing.
Soup and poetry both connect on the level of beets. Surround yourself with the nutritious. With the colorful. Nothing more that necessary. Nothing less.