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Help from your poets out there, in editing my poem

  1. djtphn1 profile image79
    djtphn1posted 9 years ago

    I just wrote this poem, Unto the Storm, and published it.....when I try to edit to make the little rhymed parts go together, in 4 lines at a time, it won't do it, it just appears as one big text blob....help, some of you poets out there, please.

    DJ

  2. djtphn1 profile image79
    djtphn1posted 9 years ago

    Guess I will just answer my own question and try putting the paragraphs in separate capsules....thanks to myself, I guess. Misha, where are you, you are always the one to help me.

  3. djtphn1 profile image79
    djtphn1posted 9 years ago

    My 3rd answer to myself, it STILL doesn't work. Can someone plz help meeeeee

  4. Misha profile image73
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Sorry darling, I have no idea how to deal with that - I'm not a poet sad

    You might want to look at that thread http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/2074

    I'll let you know if I find something else...

    1. djtphn1 profile image79
      djtphn1posted 9 years ago in reply to this

      No need to fret, my darling, I think I have found the solution! You are just too kind to try to help a poor, helpless damsel in distress.

  5. Inspirepub profile image81
    Inspirepubposted 9 years ago

    Irritating, isn't it?

    HubPages just ignores blank lines.

    What I do is put a full stop at the beginning of a blank line to separate my stanzas. You really don't see the full stops unless you know they are there and look for them.

    Jenny

    1. djtphn1 profile image79
      djtphn1posted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Thx, I think I know what you mean.....yeah, that will work, you are smart!

      1. djtphn1 profile image79
        djtphn1posted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Nope, tried that and it still does not work....what the heellll

        1. Inspirepub profile image81
          Inspirepubposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          Is your Hub published?

          It worked on mine - have a look at http://hubpages.com/hub/Dont-Ask-Why-Lisa-B and you'll see the dots.

          I had already tried the "every staza in its own text capsule" solution, so it's all in separate text capsules, and each capsule ends with a line that just has a . at the beginning.

          Jenny

          1. djtphn1 profile image79
            djtphn1posted 9 years ago in reply to this

            I had to do it in preformat mode and it finally worked, but i don't like that text that way. yes, it is published....read it if you'd like....i quite like it...

 
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