If I thought my question was a punctuation question (which would be on topic) and all the experts here thought it was a typography or style question (which is understandably off topic) how is it justifiable to close my question based on my incomplete knowledge that I could only gain by asking the question?
Now, shouldn't the answer be, "this varies by publisher, there's no grammatical way to format poetry, here are some examples... YMMV, etc, etc..."
And if there was an answer, like "use a double virgule", wouldn't that be worth posting?
And, how do you who closed it or answered it starting with "This isn't an English question" know that this question doesn't have an real and definite answer out there?
In closing, benefit of the doubt would be appreciated, I am asking a punctuation question, not a style question. I want to know because I like posting dumb clerihews on Facebook and quite often it flips on to the next line and my dumb clerihew just became even dumber. I don't like having to take 10 minutes to defend an indefensible question, but will do so when I think an injustice has occurred.
Thanks for reading and not reversing the charges...