1 April 2014:
This year I’ve decided to write one DADA poem a day for the entire April (NaPoWriMo) month.
I wrote this “concrete” DADA poem yesterday, but then I forgot it at work. (Bet you don’t hear that a lot!)
I took an article from a Time magazine article entitled “What Putin Wants” by David von Drehle and Simon Shuster (March 17, 2014) and underlined random words that seemed to speak to me. This is what I came up with:
Join us in song
Antagonists should sing ballads.
All together now!”
The Dutch performed doublespeak.
The Germans, propaganda.
The Russians were bluffing.
It was a bloody massacre.
The President watched from his armchair.
The songs rang hollow.
“Halt!” the brave Colonel intervened
everyone collapsed in pleasure.