Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Flashback: Dada-ish Poetry, Revisited

A true Dadaist poem is completely random: you cut out words from books, magazines, newspapers, place them in a pile, and draw them out randomly. The words stay in the order they're drawn and you add line breaks, punctuation, ect.

This is not a true Dada poem: I cheated. I drew out about 10-15 words for each line and selected the ones that I liked, thus my Dada-ish poem:(click picture for better view)
I made this a couple years ago, when my brother left on his mission. He's coming home in a month (yay!) and I was looking through my journal from when he left and found this poem. I liked how it turned out, so I thought I'd share.
xoxo, M


amy b. said...

That's how David Bowie wrote some of his songs. Just a tidbit I picked up from watching too many DB youtube videos.