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Lay for the Day
22nd February


1886: Hugo Ball is born in Pirmasens, Germany. Ball was one of the founders of the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich during the First World War, from which sprang the art movement called Dada. There, dressed as a giant lobster, or perhaps a tin bishop, he recited his “verses without words”, or what are known today as sound-poems.
 

Seven Deadlies

legswap
pawgles
lapsgew
Lust

spawlge
gawples
lewpsag
Sloth

wapgels
slagpew
gaswelp
Wrath

elsgawp
ewlgasp
waspleg
Envy

aspglew
glaspew
gewlsap
Avarice

glawpse
swelgap
spewlag
Gluttony

pewlgas
wagspel
lawspeg
Pride

 


John Gibbens
from Man's laughter & Simples
 

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