Jean Arp

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Jean Arp / Hans Arp was a German-French, or Alsatian, sculptor, painter, poet and abstract artist in other media such as torn and pasted paper.

When Arp spoke in German he referred to himself as "Hans", and when he spoke in French he referred to himself as "Jean". Many people believe that he was born Hans and later changed his name to Jean, but ...
Popular Poems
1.
The Domestic Stones (Fragment)
(Translated from the French by David Gascoyne)

The feet of morning the feet of noon and the feet of evening
walk ceaselessly round pickled buttocks
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2.
The Plain
I was alone with a chair on a plain
Which lost itself in an empty horizon.

The plain was flawlessly paved.
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3.
The Air Is A Root
The air is a root.
The stones are filled with tenderness. bravo.
bravo. the stones are filled with air.
the stones are watery branches.
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4.
Kaspar Is Dead
(Translated by G P Skratz)

o god our kaspar is dead
& now there's no-one to steal away with the burning flag &
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5.
Sekundenzeiger
daß ich als ich
ein und zwei ist
daß ich als ich
drei und vier ist
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