It would have been pedantic, while in America, to have abstained from an effort at vers libre.
A conviction as to the rightness or wrongness of vers libre is no guarantee of a poet.
For all I know, Zipp is a poet—his smile is lyrical, and in his roving eyes there is a suggestion of vers libre.
Her versification does not fit in with preconceived notions of vers libre.
I asked Miss Lowell to tell something of this vers libre which is so much discussed and so little understood.
Now, there is a difference between the cadence of vers libre and the cadence of oratory.
vers libre is a difficult thing to write well, and a very easy thing to write badly.
The unit in vers libre is not the foot, the number of the syllables, the quantity, or the line.
Richard Aldington's "Childhood" is a very typical example of vers libre.
And the recent popularity of vers libre and imagisme has made the definer's task harder than ever before.
1902, from French, literally "free verse," lines of varying length.
I remarked some years ago, in speaking of vers libre, that 'no vers is libre for the man who wants to do a good job.' The term, which fifty years ago had an exact meaning in relation to the French alexandrine, now means too much to mean anything at all. [T.S. Eliot, introduction to "Selected Poems of Ezra Pound," 1928]