From 'Tintern Abbey'

These hedge-rows, hardly hedge-rows, little lines

Of sportive wood run wild: these pastoral farms,

Green to the very door; and wreaths of smoke

Sent up, in silence, from among the trees!

With some uncertain notice, as might seem

Of vagrant dwellers in the houseless woods,

Or of some Hermit's cave, where by his fire

The Hermit sits alone. These beauteous forms,

Through a long absence, have not been to me

As is a landscape to a blind man's eye:

But oft, in lonely rooms, and 'mid the din

Of towns and cities, I have owed to them

In hours of weariness, sensations sweet,

Felt in the blood, and felt along the heart;

A spatial caesura accomplished in the most standards-compliant way possible. Unfortunately this model does not work with Internet Explorer (for Windows) prior to version 6. If you can't see a shifted line, you're using a rather old browser. Go back to the main page to learn about a workaround solution. My thanks to Eric Meyer for drawing my attention to the above caesura method. The span, "these beauteous forms," is downshifted with "vertical-align: -100%". The minus sign sets the direction (plus means "up"), and the value 100% means a complete line. Compare this elegant solution with the version, which is transmitted typewriter style and awkwardly presented within <pre> tags. Home