Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Shinkichi Takahasi - Japanese Dadaist - DADA 1924


DADA - Shinkichi Takahasi (1924).

Shinkichi Takahasi, the great pioneer of Japanese DADA, the only real Zen poet of note in modern Japanese literature. Here is one of his Dadaist poems:

dish dish dish dish dish dish dish dish dish dish dish dish dish dish dish dish dish dish dish dish dish dish

ennui

passions crawling like a spider on the brow Don't wipe dishes

with the rice colored apron, a woman with black nostrils

Humor is becoming sooty there too. Dissolve life in the water.

On a cooled stew pot weariness floats.

Smash dishes.


Smash dishes and then there will come out the echo of ennui.

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