Ethics & Aesthetics, Jamie McKendrick

15 September 2013

When Franco had Aranguren
the professor of Ethics
in Madrid
for his involvement in student politics

Barcelona’s Professor of Aesthetics
the poet Valverde
resigned with a note that read
nulla aesthetica sine ethica

– gesture and word so wed
that they twisted an Either/Or
into a well-knotted

and fastened a rope bridge across a chasm

[Read in Out There, published by Faber & Faber.]


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