Poems can be composed after learning the rules, forms and other tools of the trade, or poetry can be written impulsively. Most often we have the blend of intuition, conception and observation. After writing lines one can chisel the phrases to maintain the balance and rhythm, or create rhyming. To teach the poetry students about the cutting of a line in a free flowing verse, what rules can be discussed. How do we teach the learner where to cut the line in a free verse stanza/poem?need your ideas please!