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

  • Gold Star - 13,854 Points Susan Williams (11/4/2015 1:53:00 PM)

    I was hoping this was written in jest. Apparently not. Tristan Tzara was the leader of an avant-garde movement called dada. Dada protested the concept of art and western civilization. Also reason. Dada wasn't into syntax, grammar was just too restrictive for the expression of their talent. Unsurprisingly, the Dadaists were into cacophony, dreams, and drugs. They would have loved the psychedelic hippy movement. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 6,116 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (11/4/2015 6:30:00 AM)

    Last line is more important to know the poets are called Dadaist. Perhaps! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 46,883 Points Edward Kofi Louis (11/4/2015 5:05:00 AM)

    One after the other with the muse of an act! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,383 Points Seema Jayaraman (11/4/2015 5:05:00 AM)

    A very unique perspective.. for creating perspective, shake out words cut out from an article from a bag.. to stand out from the herd. thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,933 Points Ratnakar Mandlik (11/4/2015 1:53:00 AM)

    Fantasy! Enjoyed the fantastic write. Thanks for sharing and giving a superb idea of how not to manipulate things.Ten points. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,466 Points Bakuli Bhakali (11/4/2015 1:48:00 AM)

    enjoyed it............! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,717 Points David Wood (11/4/2015 1:05:00 AM)

    I think a childs comic would be more appropriate for some readers. Good poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 21,340 Points .., Rahman .., Henry (11/4/2015 12:51:00 AM)

    Though I'm not agreed, yet it's a nice poem. Bust nasty joke.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 14 Points Sue Ann Simar (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

  • Rookie - 0 Points 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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