Lizards in the Leaves

Rustlings in the green....imagination, art, whimsy

Dec 2, 2011

Poetry Ahead: = DADA! +

Marie Osmond talks about Dada sound poetry and reads Hugo Ball's Karawane on an old episode of Ripley's Believe It or Not :

Listen to Christian Bok's rendition here.

Now, your turn to read it.  Yes. Out loud.


jolifanto bambla o falli bambla
großiga m'pfa habla horem
egiga goramen
higo bloiko russula huju
hollaka hollala
anlogo bung
blago bung blago bung
bosso fataka
ü üü ü
schampa wulla wussa olobo
hej tatta gorem
eschige zunbada
wulubu ssubudu uluwu ssubudu
kusa gauma

Now, go write a sound poem of your own. (Share in the comments if you like.)
Here's mine (written after I first posted this last night.)


ilp ilp respituto
iiiiya iiiiiya iiiiiya
lumbo paru
sono-o-o-o-o--ba elubin
herago gaganga
omp swempo timp
plpl op-op
pik’il prak oood
ahka sem
a kasem vy
ch ch ch
macaroo macaroo
harfam tatrum
plemp sucra til
fe’feek ola kreptil
plan-ta-rah abdoo-oo
tt’pta tt’pta tt’pta
uptra pt
oolp.  plip.  plap.

Next step of course is to see if I have the nerve to perform this at the next monthly reading!  Or make and post a recording of me doing it.  I have to say it's great fun to write and to read aloud.  




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