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No rhyme or reason

Posted by Smokey Stover on July 21, 2005

In Reply to: No rhyme or reason posted by Bob on July 21, 2005

: : In what sense the word "rhyme" has been used in the phrase "no rhyme or reason"?

: A rhyme
: keeps time.
: 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.

Is that yours, Bob? Christ, you are an inventive s.o.b. Your answer is a tiny bit cryptic, but it seems right to me. SS

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