@booooooom atatata bum bum bum ratatata bum bum zum! tapum! sdeng! bang! booooooom
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Zang Tumb Tumb, 1912
Zang Tumb Tumb is Marinetti’s first published collection of parole in liberta (words in freedom), a form of poetry that is both verbal and visual. Conceived in 1912 and published in 1914 it is an account of Marinetti’s experience of the battle of Adrianople (now Edirne in Turkey) during the Balkan War of 1912. The title of the book reflects the poet’s interest in making the words evoke the sounds of war, such as artillery shelling and explosions.