Friday, November 25, 2005

To Make a Dadaist Poem

Take a newspaper.
Take some scissors.
Choose from this paper an article of the length you want to make your poem.
Cut out the article.
Next carefully cut out each of the words that makes 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.

from Gale, M. Dada & Surrealism. 1997. Phaidon Press Limited


BeijingMan said...

Hi, why not life could be simple as Dadaist Poem!

Bonnie Conquest said...

... But it can be! But then you're a nihilist! Do you really want that?! Ha ha ha!