The point is to relate. Wildly. To people, things, ideas, visible and invisible, sublime and mundane phenomena, and occurrences of all kinds, that may or may not even be proven to exist by positive science, but nonetheless surround us everyday, like nature and urban life do.
……Rhyme and resonance can neither be declared nor quantified. Rhyme is not a status something or someone could acquire. It’s an environmental relation between elements with a certain chemistry between them. Rhyme is a mimetic quality: a characteristic of two words, shapes, sounds, colors (etc.) that exist in the state of being somehow alike. That the line “To be with you” rhymes with “Waiting on a line of greens and blues” isn’t premised on them sharing the same status, neither semantically nor grammatically. Strictly speaking, it doesn’t make an ounce of sense that the two lines should resonate with each other. But they do. And this is just one given example. There are myriads more, naturally.
- Jan Verwoert, “Why is Art Met with Disbelief? It’s Too Much Like Magic.” (via annasusancarr)