Correspondence with Sri Aurobindo
The Complete Set
In one of your letters you spoke of fictitious stresses. What is meant by them?
I meant simply stresses which are conventionally supposed to be there for the sake of the metre.
Can you not illustrate them in a poem? I am enclosing a carte blanche for the purpose.
What are you dreaming of, sir? A poem as an illustration of my bit of prosodic grammar? Inspiration would run away to Pelion and never return if I did such a shocking thing...
I am keeping your carte blanche but the odds are that it may be fitted to quite another purpose.