Formatting poetry in Writer’s Residence

Formatting poetry isn’t as straight forward as we’d like it to be. The Internet seems to have been created by engineers rather than poets. Designed with prose in mind.

You can format poetry, it just requires a couple of tweaks.

When you want to break a line hit the space bar twice at the end of the line and press enter.

When you want to break a paragraph press enter twice at the end of the line.

So for example:

O my Luve’s like a red, red rose[space][space][enter]
That’s newly sprung in June;[space][space][enter]
O my Luve’s like the melodie[space][space][enter]
That’s sweetly play’d in tune.[enter]
As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,[space][space][enter]
So deep in luve am I:[space][space][enter]
And I will luve thee still, my dear,[space][space][enter]
Till a’ the seas gang dry:[enter]

If you want help with the formatting of a specific poem send it over via email and we can help out.

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