ee cummings's defunct
Dear mr cummings: I know you're dead, but you might try putting the text of your poems between these tags:
<pre> text </pre>
This means that it will accept the preformatted text exactly as presented, though usually not in fancy fonts. The pre tags are also useful for computer codes if you don't wish to use the html ampersand codes or otherwise translate the special coding signs.
The PRE element contains preformatted text. Visual browsers should render preformatted text in a fixed-width font, should not collapse whitespace, and should not wrap long lines.
PRE is useful for formatting computer code or poetry where whitespace is important, but since preformatted text is inherently visual, authors should avoid dependence on it wherever possible. When using PRE, authors should avoid altering the element's fixed-width font or non-collapsing whitespace properties by means of style sheets.
-- NON-BREAKING SPACES can be used as extended space or as a tab.
A non-breaking space looks like this:
Three of them would be simply:
An ee cummings poem, though, might drive you crazy, so be cautious!
SHOWING HTML CODE:
-- AMPERSAND CODES can be used in short sections to show the code itself (which is what I did to show the non-breaking space code above).
HTML Ampersand Character Codes
-- For longer sections that need to be "translated" or if you're lazy, the programs below convert html code for you. Both work well, though Postable's first screen is a little less intuitive.
For Postable's mysterious first screen, just left-click the mouse on the phrase in the upper left corner, "for your copy and pasting pleasure" and, when the screen clears, you can enter the code you want it to fully display. Next you click on "Make it friendly" in the lower right corner and it will do so. Right-click the mouse and Copy the highlighted text, then paste it where you intend it to show.