An Anna Blume | Kurt Schwitters, 1919 / Vessela Dantcheva, 2009

anna blume
Oh you, beloved of my twenty-seven senses, I love you! 
You thine thou yours, I you, you me, —- We?

This by the way does not belong here. 
Who are you, uncounted woman? You are – are you? 
People say you are. 
Let them say it, they don’t know how the church tower stands. 
You wear a hat on your feet and stand on your hands, 
Upon your hands you walk. 
Hello, your red dress, sawn up in white pleats. 
Red I love Anna Blume, red I love you! 
You thine thou yours, I you, you me, —- We? 
That by the way belongs in the cold embers. 
Red flower, red Anna Blume, what do people say? 
Prize question:

1. Anna Blume has a bird. 
2. Anna Blume is red. 
3. What color is the bird? 
Blue is the color of your yellow hair. 
Red is the cooing of your green bird. 
You simple girl in an everyday dress, 
You dear green animal, I love you! 
You thine thou yours, I you, you me, —- We! 
That by the way belongs in the ember box. 
Anna Blume, Anna, your name! 
I drip your name. 
Your name drips like softest tallow. 
Do you know, Anna, do you know already? 
You can also be read from behind, 
And you, you most marvelous creature of them all, 
You are from the back as you are from the front: 
Suet drips caress my back. 
Anna Blume, you droppy animal,
I love you!
*Anna Blume Visual Poetry director Vessela Dantcheva, 2009

Anna Blume is a visual poetry about the lust of a man chasing a woman. The story takes on a surreal journey dictated by the mind of the poet. Lust and ingestion, disguised in love, drive the two characters to an end where love turns to be a very lonesome and strange place. The film is based on and inspired by the emblematic love poem from 1919 “An Anna Blume” by Kurt Schwitters

Anna Blume

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