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21 May 2022

DADA! DADA! DADA!

Blackout Poetry 

 

Black is the colour 

Of my favorite going out dress

I feel like poetry, twirling 

It uses all my energy, im ready

Im existing for this dance

Text to text

My phone, as a canvas

To create new stories 

 

Here are some of the blackout poems created by our young writers this week.

 

 

 

Curtains forcing their will   

against the wind,

children sleep,

exchanging dreams with   

seraphim. The city

drags itself awake on   

subway straps; and

I, an alarm, awake as a   

rumor of war,

lie stretching into dawn,   

unasked and unheeded.

 

 

THIS IS NO LONGER A BLOG!

THIS IS THE ABOLITION OF ALL LOGIC!

THIS IS WORDS PULLED FROM NEWSPAPERS AT RANDOM!

THIS IS THE PRODUCT OF SPONTANEITY!

THIS IS DADA!

DADA!

A very brief history of Dada:

Towards the end of WW1 artist Hugo Ball decided that if logic can lead to war then art should abandon all logic. Thus, dada was born. It’s random, chaotic, it’s nothing, it’s everything, it’s punk.

 

11-15 Group Dada poem:

 

Greatness is only temporary.

DADA!

Wolfgang Amedeus Motzart.

DADA!

Hello.

DADA!

Logic is as good as dead.

DADA!

The world is flat.

DADA!

Hello.

DADA!

Question?

DADA!

Help me pack my suitcase!

DADA!

 

 

 

15-28 group Dada Punk/Bowie Inspired song

 

They are moving heaven 

and yet in victory he demonstrated 

Separated by thousands of miles

Free Ukraine 

Even as the bombs continue to fall 

Have you?

Structural steel.

It is time for creative thinking.

You can do it!

While we waited…and waited 

The new zebra crossing 

Made after his victory 

NEIL’S QUALIFIED TREE GARDEN SERVICE

Suction tubing and chest drainage 

 

Mine

As a big fat

Looms 

Hungry 

Tower

 

Gardeners are embracing wilder lawns

Leave the lawnmower in the shed for May and mow less

To create a mosaic of habits

Bloom as never before

Plants that like shorter grass

Surrendered 

So many balloons for sale

EVERYBODY

 

Mine

As a big fat

Looms 

Hungry 

Tower

 

 

Bring back the fairy lights

Offensive on the home front

It’s going to be a fantastic feeling 

pre -existing medical condition 

Totally hard

Head Gardener 

HOLLY WILLOUGHBY

Rated excellent 

STUNNING VALUE!

But ultimately champion

One of them will be crowned 

Normally it takes years

People keep going, be brilliant 

Suddenly and horribly 

The pressure of the competition 

SOFTWARE FRETSAW

Classic pendulous amethyst 

 

Mine

As a big fat

Looms 

Hungry 

Tower

 

Maximize the glazing 

They can be omitted

Long term work in progress

Get precise control over every room 

 

Mine

As a big fat

Looms 

Hungry 

Tower

 

In brief 

 

PEOPLE CALL US THE PIE PUB

ONLINE GRIEF RETREAT CRISIS 

NOSTALGIA 

TELL US YOUR MEMORIES 

WELL BEING STATIONS 

 

In brief


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The blog has been a little different this week, but this week's session has also been a little different, a little louder and a little more rebellious. Today our young writers learnt that their writing can be loud, punky and incoherent. Meaningful, meaningless or nothing at all.

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