Dadaism is one of the most groundbreaking art movements in history. As some of you know, it was characterized by arbitrariness of artistic expression, abandoning all the conventions, freedom in creation, or total liberty. In those days, it was unthinkable, but this movement quickly gathered a lot of followers, including Otto Dix, Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray.

Reading various articles about Dada, I came across one very interesting “formula” by the creator of this movement, Tristan Tzara. Tzara was a poet, and he wrote many poems in his life, but this dadaist one, seems to be particularly interesting. Unfortunately, I can’t quote it here, I left it in the school library. But I managed to find a recipe, according to which, together with my friend, we created our random dadaist poem.

And here’s the instruction:

“To create a Dadaist poem, take the newspaper.
Take a pair of scissors.
Select an article that match the length of your poem.
Cut out the article.
Then cut out specific words from the article and put them in a bag.
Gently shake the bag.
Then pull out words from the bag one by one.
Write everything down on paper.
To increase readability, you can decline the words, although this isn’t necessary.
Poem will be your reflection.

Something like this came out:

Reader inconceivable to bother
And do then
generally I ran away
book

Befriended fidelity!
Pure delight I learned
attitudes depth conversation.

See the invitation of
anger
question and she would be
prostitute

This poem was created from fragments from the interview with Jerzy Pilch, hence the indiscriminate words.

I wonder, however, whether this poem is actually like us.
I encourage you to create your own poem, we had a lot of fun doing this.
Post your poems in the comments below the article.
That’s it for today.

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