What's the best way to format poetry, where preserving line breaks is important, but extra white space is not desired between lines?
I encountered the situation for this question and was not impressed with the look of formatting that resulted from my use of a blockquote, i.e., like this:
As dry leaves before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky;
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of toys — and St. Nicholas too: