Posts Tagged: theory of beauty

imagining a friendly debate at my kitchen table

Aristotle and I
would probably argue at the dinner table
about what constitutes
beauty

beauty he said
is represented in

order
symmetry
definiteness

I differ
all around
and pour us another glass of wine

he sounds a little uptight

beauty I say
is

old more often than new
odd more than even
irregular not regular
free flow over precise
spontaneous rather than meticulous

or at least it seems that way

I say
imperfections are marks
of

strata
history
magic

but you know
there’s been a lot of water under the bridge
since
our guy
philosophized about stuff

I wonder
would he still define
order, symmetry, definiteness
as those things that give
pleasure and satisfaction

today?

maybe

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