fellow poet Winston Plowes posted a link to Tristan Tzara’s “How to Make a Dadaist Poem” from 1920. he suggested that we “treat ourselves,” and so i have.
here is my dada poem, using text from a recent 7 Days article recounting the highs and lows of the 2014 moviegoing year (“Kisonak and Harrison at the Movies 2014,” December 24, 2014). this particular response is from Margot Harrison about the “biggest surprise” of the year.
i used punctuation as the only reason for a line break and found that the smallest words apparently fell to the bottom of my bag. happy new year.
in case it’s hard to make out, here is the transcript:
old-fashioned Superhero smart-ass was talking wasn’t day.
loving humor but Pynchon gamut,
I myself the surprised flicks the
(Guardians won run fan,
defy raccoon and that film one,
the find a this CGI As in of to but and a a