I Am A DAdA POeM

I am he – bleak fields are asleep,

My heart alone wakes;

I wonder – things beneath are not yet stirring,

While doors close gently,

there is silence in the chimneys.

 

 

I hear multimedia.

I see Door of Becoming.

I want nontoxic oppressiveness.

I am dissimulating fusee.

 

I pretend, nontoxic oppressiveness.

I feel dissimulating fusee.

I touch Door of Becoming.

I worry multimedia.

I cry gently – and there is silence in the chimneys.

I am – these bleak fields are asleep,

My heart alone.

 

I understand these bleak fields are asleep –

My heart alone.

I say sky gently and there is silence in the chimneys.

I dream multimedia.

I try Door of Becoming.

I hope – dissimulating fusee.

I am existentialist cowshed.

This Dada Poem was composed using the online poetry generator, I-am-poem . I found this generator by way of the post, Galaxy Girl. There are links to several poetry generators found on this post. Galaxy Girl was prompted by Linda Lee Lyberg’s post, Poetics: Surrealism in Poetry.

 

I selected words to use in the I-am-poem using: the Random Word Generator, words lifted from news articles, and some lines/words from three poems. “Door of Becoming” comes from Darren Thomas’s poem, Knock on the Door of Becoming.  The lines,

The bleak fields are asleep,
My heart alone wakes;

are from the poem, Evening, by Rainer Maria Rilke (Translator- Jessie Lamont). Rilke’s poem, Presaging, provided the lines,

things beneath are not yet stirring,

While doors close gently,

there is silence in the chimneys.

– More on Rainer Maria Rilke.

The collages, I am a Dadaist Poem 1 & 2, were created using scanned collages composed of pages/ads from Wired Magazine.

asemic snapshot 122

A camera obscura (plural camerae obscurae or camera obscuras, from Latin camera obscūra, “dark chamber”) is a darkened room with a small hole or lens at one side through which an image is projected onto a wall or table opposite the hole.

Before the term camera obscura was first used in 1604, other terms were used to refer to the devices: cubiculum obscurum, cubiculum tenebricosum, conclave obscurum, and locus obscurus

asemic experiment 2 – corrosion

 

Blended 2 scanned collages, and then applied solarization effect to create these asemic compositions. A bit of lettering is still visible, but the lines end up becoming their own language – or are they creating an implied space to fill with meaning.

The corroded quality resembles some of my oven pan abstract compositions, though none were used in the digital collage blending.