Who knows? No matter. When I hear it play
I am. I want to be. I bleed away.
Music Box, by Jorge Luis Borges
This is something that even in class some people didn't get, but the only pauses in poems are the punctuations ( the , . ; - ) etc. (hint: that wasn't a weird smiley.) There isn't a pause at the end of each line, unless the end of the line has a punctuation.
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree:
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea.
Hence if * means a pause when reading out loud, that would be read as 'In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree * Where Alph * the sacred river * ran Through caverns measureless to man down to a sunless sea.'
You can, if you want, try the first poem again.
Even better, you can browse poems! Like The Arrow and the Song, or Hope is the Thing with Feathers, or...
Ok, poetry lesson over. :)