How do you hyphenate 'luminous' over two verse lines, 'lumi-nous' or 'lumin-ous'? Help.
Some dictionaries give hyphenation points in their definitions. Merriam-Webster is one such.
In poetry, the sound is even more important than anywhere else.
So the answer to your question depends on how you say it.
If you must hyphenate, for some reason, make the hyphenation represent the sound.
- If you end the line with /m/, hyphenate after M
- If you end the line with /n/, hyphenate after N
- In general, hyphenate after the last sound in the line.
I.e, never mind official punctuation rules.
This is poetry, and poetry does what it must.