Admittedly, I just only skimmed this essay, but why do you see his claim
that one cannot escape meter to mean that one need not find "meaning" in
the prose sense? I'm not saying he never said the latter; I just don't
understand how you find it in this essay. ?
>>> Richard Seddon <[log in to unmask]> 08/04/07 10:20 AM >>>
Nancy wrote "I don't recall the latter though the former is about
I found the latter. It was a welcome break from some very involved
It is in "Reflections on 'Vers Libre'". I'm using "Selected Prose of T.
Eliot." Edited by Frank Kermode, Harcourt Brace and Company, I believe
Page 35---"There is no escape from metre; there is only mastery."