Tristan Tzara

(1896 - 1963 / Moineşti / Romania)

Proclamation Without Pretension - Poem by Tristan Tzara

Art is going to sleep for a new world to be born
"ART"-parrot word-replaced by DADA,
PLESIOSAURUS, or handkerchief
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Comments about Proclamation Without Pretension by Tristan Tzara

  • Susan Williams Susan Williams (11/4/2015 2:09:00 PM)

    Oh my word! I wish he'd taken another toke and contemplated his navel a few days until the desire to drool words all over the page disappeared in a cloud of radioactive fingers clinging to the mountain passes under the clams and starfish swimming in the land of madness. Ha! I am now officialy a Dadist poet. I made no sense at all (Report) Reply

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  • Sue Ann Simar (4/13/2009 10:59:00 PM)

    I would call this 'Proclamation without Pretension or Poetry.' I hate to sound like LP, but there is really no sound to this, and it's very didactic.
    There's no attachment to show who translated this so it can only be judged as a translation, and in my book, that is always judged as a second poem and a collaboration between poet and translator.
    The lines I liked best were:
    'UNIQUE we are a seal of NOTHING
    We affirm the VITALITY of every IN-
    STANT'
    .SAS. (Report) Reply

  • Gregory Collins (6/18/2008 2:21:00 PM)

    i am mixed up amoung the crowd again on this one, the sky has just stepped on my toes from a star (Report) Reply

  • RoJa Mitchell (3/19/2006 9:28:00 PM)

    this i like........... (Report) Reply








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