Non Sequitur


Iron for Man Ray

Iron for Man Ray (Photo credit: Pickersgill Reef)

Allons-y! A little dip into the pool of avant-garde art, Da-Da, surrealism et n’import de quoi for our journey into the world of French culture as nous célébrons le Quatorze Juillet! Bring out les pétards!

Non-Sequitur

Breaking News,

English: PolyNeon

English: PolyNeon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Circa 1920-something,
Paris, France:

BASTARD CHILD OF DADA
EMERGES
REVOLTING!

anti-art,
revolting.

ManRay had lunch today
with Reverdy.
“Create a juxtaposition
of two more or less distant
realities.”

Je t’aime.
Je t’en prie.
Je t’attends,
l’anarchie.
Mr. Magrite,
viens ici.

Breaking News,
Circa 2020-something,
wherever:

THIS WORLD IS STILL
CONTINUOUSLY
CONFUSING TO ME.

Join us at dVerse Poetics, hosted by la belle Manicddaily, Karin Gustafson. We will have fun!

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24 thoughts on “Non Sequitur

  1. THIS WORLD IS STILL
    CONTINUOUSLY
    CONFUSING TO ME. – will it ever stop?

    I really am liking this. It’s just so alive and vibrant. Great picture selection as well.

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  2. Jamie Dedes says:

    Oh, this is such fun. Wonderful!
    Speaking of Manray … I’m sure you saw “Midnight in Paris” … 😉
    I found Sands’s webstie. Will definitely indulge when the schedule clears. Thanks.

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  3. Awesome! I want to steal this poem ;).

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  4. marit31 says:

    so if dada-ism once asked “what something is?”, would neo-dada-ism ask in addition “where and when it is?”

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  5. Delightfully confusing. 🙂

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  6. ds says:

    Ha ha! Love this, though I am still confused…
    Mr. Magritte,
    viens ici.

    Indeed. Thank you.

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  7. yoga-adan says:

    gave me a welcome chuckle 😉 and i always envisioned dali et al as having one heck of a time 😉 thanks so much!

    ps – my wife is helping me with the french parts, she’s 1/2 french 😉

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  8. Chazinator says:

    One of my favorite contributions to French culture! Where would we be without Dada indeed. Fun to read and bring to remembrance.

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  9. Lydia says:

    It’s clear to me that I am muddily confused. I read your poem out loud with gusto and feel much better, thank you very much.

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  10. dfb says:

    Confusing, perhaps – avant-garde definitely… but a fabulous take on the them. Love it.

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  11. Mohana says:

    confusingly silly!!! loved it!!!

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  12. Claudia says:

    ha..sometimes a bit of confusion and craziness is just what it needs to break open new paths… and somehow paris always seems to be the right place for it

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  13. kolembo says:

    hah, shriek!
    Fully enjoyed this!
    And I didn’t know that’s how you spelled allonsee!

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  14. vivinfrance says:

    It’s probably better to be confused about modern art! Great fun.

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  15. souldipper says:

    I’m not unconfused yet! 😀

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  16. hiroshimem says:

    I really like the ending! Your words are just like pétards that explode in the end!

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  17. Laurie Kolp says:

    Ne comprend, et oui! = )

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  18. ManicDdaily says:

    So much fun! But isn’t that the nature of “moving forward” in Art – always finding barriers to break! k.

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  19. I remember this! Or at least a version of it. It’s still continuously amusing to me.

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  20. brian miller says:

    if you are not confused you must certainly be insane…smiles…haha the revolting child, anti art…i will admit to confusion on a regular occasion…smiles.

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