From: "Richard Seddon" <[log in to unmask]>
> 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."
There is also no escape from her colleagues or herself,
either: "Lovely Rita, meter maid."
Sounds like a line Eliot might have come up with in the
earlier stages of his career. Do you suppose the Beatles
studied his rhythms, rhymes, &c.? Why not? Bob Dylan
studeied Rimbaud, as did Jim Morrison.
Just for a chuckle.