(5/13/2010 11:22:00 PM)
sorry I accidentally hit enter. For every comma pause 1 second, every - 2 seconds, every; 3 seconds, every.4 seconds. Then consider whether the pause adds or detracts from the meaning of the line.
Also, consider why you line break. Don't put a space between a set of lines just because do it so that it adds to the meaning of the poem.
'Brevity is the soul of wit'~William Shakespeare