Formism in Polish poetry is usually described as an ephemeral phenomenon accompanying futurism. We lack any definition or theoretical discussions going beyond the field of fine arts. The author makes such attempt analyzing Tytus Czyzewski's work. He claims that formistic poetry is based on the combination of poetic, plastic and musical features which all together make up a coherent composition of a poem. Verses constructed in that manner have the advantage of intermediality, due to diversity of both material and codes of expression.