To Make A Dadist Poem Poem by Tristan Tzara

To Make A Dadist Poem

Rating: 3.4


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 OF THE POEM
Susan Williams 04 November 2015

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.

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Sue Ann Simar 04 January 2009

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

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RoJa Mitchell 19 March 2006

see! ! GENIOUS! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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fanniesson - 06 May 2007

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

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Davey 13 January 2020

boing please enter 20 words of characters to dispel ignorance of illigitiamnte okie dooookDe! poetic license done dont done d j UNSATE THY SINS wooooooooooooo hoooooooooooooooo

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Moi 05 February 2021

Success and you think I dead. Ha! Six indeed love...

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Susan Williams 01 February 2018

Not this one again. I hate to be a fuddy-duddy but cut and paste just does'nt cut it for me and my vulgar herd, but I was thinking of attaching a paint brush to my horse's tail and back him up to a canvas especially on a fly-filled afternoon- -I could call it Dadist Art

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Savita Tyagi 01 February 2018

How interesting. Anything goes!

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Juana Cruz 01 February 2018

I think I will try. Sounds interesting.

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 01 February 2018

What a way to create a poem! Really strange and unaesthetic!

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