In Reflections on Vers Libre, Eliot refutes the idea of vers libre, concluding in his argument that "the ghost of some simple metre should lurk behind the arras in even the 'freest' verse" (34). Despite Eliot's rejects of vers libre, he does not altogether write in strict traditional forms; instead, the fragments of these forms often structure his verses. Eliot, in this sense, is neither a formal nor free verse poet, but dwells somewhere in the middle. This middle ground, to him is the truest freedom in poetry because "freedom is only truly freedom when it appears against the background of an artificial limitation" (35). For this reason, Eliot aligns closer to the label of "free verse" as he pursues a freeness of form via the contrast of traditional structures.