The lecture mentions H.D.’s line: “more precious than a wet rose.” Here are other examples of that formal effect of putting stressed syllables together:
Barnabe Googe (in John Williams’ anthology English Renaissance Poetry), from “On Money”:
Fair face show friends, when money doth abound.
Yusef Komunyakaa in “The Edges”:
As good-bye kisses are thrown
to the charred air, silhouettes of jets
ease over nude bodies in straw mats.
Ezra Pound in Canto I:
And the ship like a keel in ship-yard,
slung like an ox in smith’s sling,
Ribs stuck fast in the waves.
Sir Phillip Sidney in “Astrophil and Stella 30”:
With how, sad steps, O moon