The Tristan Tzara Arcade

Automated Cut-up pieces of ancient text that are designed to be read and forgotten

Rhymes

  • The Voyage of Charon on the Sea of Tranquility

    As found in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1798) by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Daemon of the World (1816) by Percy Bysshe Shelley and Ode to a Nightingale (1819) by John Keats.

  • The Sleeping Beauty

    As found in William Shakespeare's Sonnet 26 (1609) and Being Beauteous (1886) by Arthur Rimbaud.

  • On a Summer Night

    As found in William Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 (1609) and Voyelle (1870) by Arthur Rimbaud.

  • The Fairest Votary of the Flesh

    As found in William Shakespeare's Sonnet 154 (1609) and Soleil et Chair (1870) by Arthur Rimbaud.

  • The Sea-Nymph’s Ball

    As composed of titles and lyric-pieces from sheet music (1850-1920) found in Historic American Sheet Music from Duke University.

  • Valentines' Bitters Cure

    As composed of lines (1850-1900) found in divers ephemera from the Library of Congress.

  • Hymn to Imponderable Beauty

    As found in Hymn to Intellectual Beauty (1816) by Percy Bysshe Shelley; and, L’Orgie Parisienne, Ophélie and Bal des Pendus (1871) by Arthur Rimbaud.

  • On Beauty Elegiac

    As found in Hymn to Intellectual Beauty (1816) by Percy Bysshe Shelley; Hymn to Proserpine (1866) by Alergnon Charles Swinburne; and, Lumen (1866) by Camille Flammarion with annotations by the authour.