Wednesday, May 21, 2008 5:21:57 AM
The cludge I've used is all but useless. Making a painting out of the poem...
The lines of a poem should look a certain way, shouldn't they? Their shape says something also. The arrangement is -we've all been taught- part of the experience; and what most easily distinguishes poetry from prose. The web takes the paragraph as the basic unit of text, for good reason. But the poem has a logic of its own; a logic that requires more.
Well, programming code and tables do too. The compositorial urge shall not be twarted.