PaVerse DaVerse

Tristan TzardaMake A Dadist Poem

deliberately doing
what should be carefully crafted.

of established order.

much for me.

Beauty of line and form + depth of meaning = art


At the Poets’ Pub Victoria has given us an interesting dissertation on Dadaism and the reasons behind it. That’s all very well but I am small c conservative and don’t wish to look at urinals and other ugly stuff.  So my poem is anti-prompt!


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26 Responses to PaVerse DaVerse

  1. colonialist says:

    I imagine MaMaism would provide a far more sensible approach.


  2. Susan says:

    a dAdA PROTEST OF dAdA! How cool is that?


  3. kaykuala h says:

    much for me.

    You summed it all Viv! But it is still fun allowing for a whiff of freshness!



  4. Love it and agree wholeheartedly


  5. Art broke on the dulally
    the point without pencil dotted swiss and left for berlin
    chagall found a red horse in the sky
    and all the swans could cry
    were bubbles bouncing rainbows

    My answer – it’s all nonsense anyway – moi nonplus – I like that!


  6. Who would think us seniors could get “into” Dada. Great use of alliteration and I so understand your views on art.


  7. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Such delicious delectable daring audacity at work here; as stated, you got things all Dada’ed up while at the same time identifying the form as empty calories; nice job; still smiling.


  8. Sumana Roy says:

    a whole lot of Ds and the last line neatly said…great…


  9. A anti-dada dadaistisc poem.. that’s just brilliant.. alliteration works perfect.


  10. claudia says: interesting equation there in the close… i see you had fun…smiles


  11. Mary says:

    Viv, I agree with your first stanza. I do think dada is pretty daft!


  12. catterel says:

    In the town where the German Dada poet Hugo Ball was born, the powers that be named a high school after him – Hugo Ball Gymnasium. Everyone was very excited and proud to claim a famous poet among their natives … until they actually read some of his works. 😀 Then there was a clamour of protest – but the name remained and now nobody gets upset. Familiaarity breeds contempt 🙂


  13. brian miller says:

    smiles…you made your statement….ha….i think there is beauty even in chaos…of course this is preference…i have learned to appreciate form more over the last couple years….


  14. MarinaSofia says:

    Being anti the anti is also very good…


  15. this is very good Viv- i love the flow of <D here- it represents a new world order and makes me think- we need to speak from the soul and let it rain on our world counterparts- especially in the time of the world cup-i know from When Algeria played Russia yesterday-time to Dada


  16. Misky says:

    This is very good, Viv. I’m afraid that my brain doesn’t understand Dada very well.


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