An Aspergillum and a Bowl of Holy Water

Studying the meters is a labor of love for the devoted poet, but even in the midst of study, the best of the disciples know it wasn't the academics, or even the poets who invented prosody, but Nature herself who has given us rhythm, schism, repetition, inundation, intonation, variation, calamity, diversity, clarity, the established pattern, the spinning tandem, the seemingly random.