Tristan Tzara

(1896 - 1963 / Moineşti / Romania)

To Make A Dadist Poem - Poem by Tristan Tzara

Take a newspaper.
Take some scissors.
Choose from this paper an article the length you want to make your poem.
Cut out the article.
Next carefully cut out each of the words that make up this article and put them all in a bag.
Shake gently.
Next take out each cutting one after the other.
Copy conscientiously in the order in which they left the bag.
The poem will resemble you.
And there you are--an infinitely original author of charming sensibility, even though unappreciated by the vulgar herd.


Comments about To Make A Dadist Poem by Tristan Tzara

  • Rookie S. A. S. (1/4/2009 1:11:00 AM)

    I will have to find a more interesting newspaper than the Morgantown Dominion Post. Perhaps one of those supermarket tabloids? (Report) Reply

    2 person liked.
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  • Rookie fanniesson - (5/6/2007 4:18:00 PM)

    not excepting this
    (really didn’t know what I was excepting)
    but love it 100% (Report) Reply

  • Rookie RoJa Mitchell (3/19/2006 9:32:00 PM)

    see! ! GENIOUS! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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