Elsa Baroness von Freytag-Loringhoven

Born in Germany, she studied art in Dachau and later worked in New York City. She was an avant-garde artist, actress, and poet. Body Sweats, a collection of her poetry, was published posthumously in 2011. Dadaist royalty. 

"Why didst though go away from me?
Say — why?
art not enslaved by balmy wizardry
out of mine jeweled eye?

musk — amber — myrrh and frankincense —
gold — damask — ivory —
mine gothic cathedral —
is that upbuild in vain
for thee — ?"

— “Cathedral”, Body Sweats