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- To understand Vers libre, one must abandon all desire to find in it the even rhythm of metrical feet. One must allow the lines to flow as they will when read aloud by an intelligent reader.
Dial Jan 1917
- Polyphonic prose is a kind of free verse, except that it is still freer. Polyphonic makes full use of cadence, rime, alliteration, assonance.
- Preface Can Grande's Castle, Macmillan, New York, 1921
- Life is a stream
On which we strew
Petal by petal the flower of our heart.
- "Petals," from Dome of Many-Coloured Glass (1912)