Tristan Tzara

(1896 - 1963 / Moineşti / Romania)

Vegetable Swallow - Poem by Tristan Tzara

two smiles meet towards
the child-wheel of my zeal
the bloody baggage of creatures
made flesh in physical legends-lives

the nimble stags storms cloud over
rain falls under the scissors of
the dark hairdresser-furiously
swimming under the clashing arpeggios

in the machine's sap grass
grows around with sharp eyes
here the share of our caresses
dead and departed with the waves

gives itself up to the judgment of time
parted by the meridian of hairs
non strikes in our hands
the spices of human pleasures

Comments about Vegetable Swallow by Tristan Tzara

  • Susan Williams (11/4/2015 1:59:00 PM)

    I was hoping To Make a Dadist Poen was written in jest. Apparently not. I believe he cut up a book of poetry to create this. I think I'll try this technique. But if awarded with praise, I am fleeing this planet. (Report) Reply

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  • Georgios Venetopoulos (8/20/2015 10:09:00 AM)

    Dadaism is a semi-surrealistic and semi-humorous way to cause impressions and transmit smiles. The attempts to interpret the verses, of a D. poem, are always imprecise, but the poet provokes through his lines, the mind of the reader to continue pursuing the hidden message! . As an example of Dadaism I propose my poem { - Peppermint Pigs }. It is surreal, metrical and non-political! I llike it! (Report) Reply

  • (8/5/2008 12:39:00 PM)

    What a barely finite bank of meanings possesses this poem... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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