Monday, November 24, 2008


A friend of mine came about and shared with me one interesting website, called Eunoia. This guy, Christian Bök, has written 5 chapters on Eunoia, namely Chapters A, E, I, O, U. In each chapter, only one vowel is used throughout the entire chapter. And, as you might have guessed it, Chapter A contains words with only one vowel, and that is "A", Chapter E with "E", and so on.

To find out more, click here!

Just to get it going, here is a small portion of Chapter A.

for Hans Arp

Awkward grammar appals a craftsman. A Dada bard as daft as Tzara damns stagnant art and scrawls an alpha (a slapdash arc and a backward zag) that mars all stanzas and jams all ballads (what a scandal). A madcap vandal crafts a small black ankh - a hand-stamp that can stamp a wax pad and at last plant a mark that sparks an ars magna (an abstract art that charts a phrasal anagram). A pagan skald chants a dark saga (a Mahabharata), as a papal cabal blackballs all annals and tracts, all dramas and psalms: Kant and Kafka, Marx and Marat. A law as harsh as a fatwa bans all paragraphs that lack an A as a standard hallmark...


Wilson said...

interesting .. but i don't understand at all ... hehehehe.. .

David Chan said...

Neither do I... just for the fun of it. Bwahahhahah!!!

Gnu said...

Yo David, dropping by to wish you a Merry Christmas:)

And a happy new year!