Posted by Bob on July 21, 2005
In Reply to: No rhyme or reason posted by Crackle on July 21, 2005
: In what sense the word "rhyme" has been used in the phrase "no rhyme or reason"?
When each line-end comes around,
Assonant, well-ordered sound,
We believe there must be matter, 'n'
We take comfort from the pattern.
Slave to the beat, we never roam,
Enraptured by the metronome.
Such a metrical profusion
Is a form of self-delusion.
Life is messy. It's chaotic.
Belief in order is neurotic.
(Reality has lousy timing)
So I guess I'll keep on rhyming,
Imposing order every season
Hoping rhyme will pass for reason.