“imagism” refers to the manner of presentation, not to the subject.
But there is good verbalism, distinct from lyricism or imagism, and in this Laforgue is a master.
In the first place “imagism” does not mean merely the presentation of pictures.
imagism asks to be judged by different standards from those employed in Nineteenth-Century art.
And it is an illuminating fact that among poets and men conversant with many poetic idioms, imagism is rarely misconceived.