The official Instagram page of the late The Beatles icon John Lennon recently shared twelve photos in a row which when brought together form ‘The Complete Yoko Ono Word Poem Game’ that he created for Yoko Ono by cutting up one of his photos and writing 134 random words.
As you probably know, Yoko Ono and John Lennon met back in 1966 when John attended an art show in London where Yoko was exhibiting some of her interactive, conceptual art pieces. Both of them were married at the time but apparently, it was love at first sight as they married each other three years after that, on March 20, 1969.
Yoko Ono and John Lennon created a lot of things together, from art to music. One of the most special gifts that John ever gave Yoko was her own word poem game. One day, he cut up one of his portraits into 134 pieces and wrote a single word on the back of each piece ‘for Yoko to randomly pick and read.’
She gave it Yoko in an envelope which said that this is ‘the complete Yoko Ono word poem game (for Yokos with heads full of problems)’ on July 28, 1970. The official Instagram page of John Lennon shared the collection of these small pieces by posting twelve photos and enabled their fans to check out this creative gift Lennon had prepared for his wife.
Here’s what was written in the caption of the post:
“Pick a few words and build a poem around it.
The Complete Yoko Ono Word Poem Game (1970), made by John for Yoko by cutting the portrait photo of himself (that was included with the album The Beatles) into 134 pieces and writing a single word on the back of each piece, for Yoko to randomly pick and read, reminiscent of the cut-up technique popularized by William S. Burroughs. John gave it to Yoko in an envelope reading, ‘the complete Yoko Ono word poem game (for Yokos with heads full of problems). To Yoko with love from John, Tuesday, July 28, 1970. L.A.'”
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