Writing and Formatting Poetry

Have you given much thought to formatting your poetry? It’s usually obvious to the poet as to where the stanza breaks should occur, but sometimes it is fun to play with the visual aspect of your art form.

For example, if you are writing a poem about the waves of the ocean, giving succeeding lines some indentations or extra spaces could make each line reach the right-hand margin of the page and then come crashing back to the left side.

WordPress provides some great tips for formatting your poetry. This link even gives basic instructions on writing html – a pretty simple language used by web software. Here is the link. Have fun with it! (Click on the link or copy and paste into your browser):


-Keep writing and keep sharing! Cronin Detzz


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