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Just a footnote, which may or may not be relevant to the current
discussion. Originally, "vers libre" said nothing about each individual
line (verse) but merely indicated that there was no necessary connection
_between_ lines. The individual lines could be in some more (or less)
regular pattern, but the pattern of one line did not control the pattern
of the next. Wasn't it Eliot who said "No vers is libre to the man who
does a good job" -- meaning, I would presume, that in chaning metric
from one line to the next, such a person would bring his/her own
discipline to bear: the poem would in effect have its own logic linking
line to line.

Carrol