Patterns and Poetry
“All art [is] cognitive play with pattern” — Brian Boyd, Why Lyrics Last, pg. 5
Rhythm and pattern are fundamental to understanding and finding meaning in the world. Rhythms and patterns are examples of a particular rule found at every scale of nature. Both involve repetitions of either objects (which would include grammatical structures and syntax) or sounds (such as rhymes and regular rhythms such as iambic). Poetry that has rhythms and patterns are thus participating in and adding to nature as nature itself expresses itself.