I disagree with your statement that 'image and wonder suffer at the hand of form' A true poet is he who DOES NOT LET image and wonder suffer at the hand of form. Content sans Form is as bad as Form sans Content. Form is as IMPORTANT for Poetry as some of the things you've mentioned: imagery, word creation, internal movement etc.s
Thank you for your comment which I am taking very much to heart.
Please consider my poem 'It's Better With the Good Eye' ...a Villannelle.
Do you not feel that non-formal work can also be poetic, moving and
meaningful, eg. Seamus Heaney
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She is knocking.
Ever so lightly,
but she is knocking.
I pulled my thumb back
and counted four wrinkles.
Sometimes when I ...