Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Every Mother's Song

Born with teeth, a caul, a head of hair,
marked for great things,
Is anybody there
to hear the mother as she sings,

Unto me is born, is born, here, a child?
The same starfall
Spattered a desert, wild
forest predators saw it all.

He now pays bills, she irons out disputes.
No one here sings
To the naked men, suits
of skin, cold miraculous things.

4 comments:

RHE said...

The even-number lines of this should be indented. I can't seem to make that work. I'd welcome suggestions.

Thanks.

Ofelia said...

There are a couple of ways you could do it. Before the lines you want indented you could use spaces, however many you want for your indent like this  : except replace the colon witha semi-colon.

On my blog I modified the paragraph tag with some css and defined it as indenting like 20 pixels and then I created a class that is no indent so that I could use both whenver I want and I also defined the line-height for paragraphs so that it wouldn't add that extra space after each paragraph.

I would suggest looking up some CSS online or getting the dhtml css visual quickstart guide, maybe.

Ofelia said...

Okay, my code thing didn't work it just created a space so I will put spaces between each symbol to demonstrate. To make a space just do this without spaces:

& n b s p ;

RHE said...

Thanks, Tricia, for the formatting suggestion, which worked splendidly.