Gunnar Jauch wrote:
> Who then devised the torment? Love.
> Love is unfamiliar Name
> Behind the hands that wove
> The intolerable shirt of flame
> Which human power cannot remove.
> There is, it seems to me, a metric problem with the third line.
> All other lines have another rhythm (hexameter?), whereas, in the third,
> two beats are missing:
I read the lines as all having three stresses with varying numbers of
unstressed syllables. But that's off the top of my head and I wouldn't
go to the wall over it.
Why do you think the lines are so central?