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I would like to horizontally align a few verses in the center of the page (i.e. the first letter of each verse should appear on the same column).

My MWE is below:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{fontspec}


\newenvironment{myverse}
{\begin{center}\begin{tabular}{l}}
{\end{tabular}\end{center}}

\begin{document}

\begin{myverse}
vakṣomandiramattahastigamanānāthāṅghripadmadvaye\\
sarvāpannagabhedinaikakuliśe saṃpatsarojāruṇe~.\\
devendrādikirīṭaratnakiraṇaprāgbhāranīrājite  \\
śrīmannaiṣadhakāvyaratnasaralavyākhyāsmadīyārpyate  ..\\
\end{myverse}

\begin{myverse}
śākhādīrghakarāgrabhāsuramanohāriprasūnavrajaiḥ\\
śākhāsusthitagānaśauṇḍapikarāṭsaṃdohasatkūjitaiḥ~. \\
vīthīpārśvasarittaṭādritaravo'pyarcanti yaṃ sarvadā   \\
śrīpatyākhyapure tadīyapadayorvyākhyāsmadīyārpyate   ..\\
\end{myverse}
  
\begin{myverse}
śrīśeṣācalasānusaudhavilasaddevādhidevaprabhoḥ\\
vidyuddvandvaniṣevyamāṇajaladaspardhisphuradvarṣmaṇaḥ~. \\
snānācāmavalokamātranihatāghaughāpagājanmada-   \\
śrīpādasya padāmbujātayugale vyākhyāsmadīyārpyate ..\\
\end{myverse}
  
\begin{myverse}
ete yasya kṛpākaṭākṣanikaṭaprānte vasantīti taiḥ\\
īrṣyānirbharaphullaromanikarairbobhūyyate nirjaraiḥ~. \\
śrīpatyākhyapurīvihārisujanānālokya vidhyādibhiḥ \\
tatpādābmuruhadvayāntikatale vyākhyāsmadīyārpyate  ..\\
\end{myverse}

\begin{myverse}
kanyāṃ “bālaramāṃ” gṛhāṇa sumukhīṃ svacchānvayenāñcitām \\
harṣaślokasamanvitāṃ pratipadaṃ sārthāṃ ca bhāvānvitām ~. \\
mādhuryeṇa yutāṃ suvarṇakalitāṃ sadbhaktisaṃśobhitāṃ \\
kāruṇyāmṛta! vārṣukābda! dayayā śrīveṅkaṭeśa! prabho!  ..\\
\end{myverse}


\end{document}

Output

I tried enclosing these verses in a tabular environment but that didn't help.

2 Answers 2

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How about this?

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{fontspec}


\newenvironment{myverse}
{\begin{center}\begin{tabular}{l}}
{\end{tabular}\end{center}}

\begin{document}

\begin{myverse}
vakṣomandiramattahastigamanānāthāṅghripadmadvaye\\
sarvāpannagabhedinaikakuliśe saṃpatsarojāruṇe~.\\
devendrādikirīṭaratnakiraṇaprāgbhāranīrājite  \\
śrīmannaiṣadhakāvyaratnasaralavyākhyāsmadīyārpyate  ..\\
%\end{myverse}
\\
%\begin{myverse}
śākhādīrghakarāgrabhāsuramanohāriprasūnavrajaiḥ\\
śākhāsusthitagānaśauṇḍapikarāṭsaṃdohasatkūjitaiḥ~. \\
vīthīpārśvasarittaṭādritaravo'pyarcanti yaṃ sarvadā   \\
śrīpatyākhyapure tadīyapadayorvyākhyāsmadīyārpyate   ..\\
%\end{myverse}
\\
%\begin{myverse}
śrīśeṣācalasānusaudhavilasaddevādhidevaprabhoḥ\\
vidyuddvandvaniṣevyamāṇajaladaspardhisphuradvarṣmaṇaḥ~. \\
snānācāmavalokamātranihatāghaughāpagājanmada-   \\
śrīpādasya padāmbujātayugale vyākhyāsmadīyārpyate ..\\
%\end{myverse}
\\ 
%\begin{myverse}
ete yasya kṛpākaṭākṣanikaṭaprānte vasantīti taiḥ\\
īrṣyānirbharaphullaromanikarairbobhūyyate nirjaraiḥ~. \\
śrīpatyākhyapurīvihārisujanānālokya vidhyādibhiḥ \\
tatpādābmuruhadvayāntikatale vyākhyāsmadīyārpyate  ..\\
%\end{myverse}
\\
%\begin{myverse}
kanyāṃ “bālaramāṃ” gṛhāṇa sumukhīṃ svacchānvayenāñcitām \\
harṣaślokasamanvitāṃ pratipadaṃ sārthāṃ ca bhāvānvitām ~. \\
mādhuryeṇa yutāṃ suvarṇakalitāṃ sadbhaktisaṃśobhitāṃ \\
kāruṇyāmṛta! vārṣukābda! dayayā śrīveṅkaṭeśa! prabho!  ..\\
\end{myverse}


\end{document}

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What is wrong with the standard verse environment? Or, if you want more tweaks try the verse package.

% verseprob.tex  SE 603221
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{fontspec}

\newenvironment{myverse}
{\begin{center}\begin{tabular}{l}}
{\end{tabular}\end{center}}

\begin{document}

%\begin{myverse}
\begin{verse}
vakṣomandiramattahastigamanānāthāṅghripadmadvaye\\
sarvāpannagabhedinaikakuliśe saṃpatsarojāruṇe~.\\
devendrādikirīṭaratnakiraṇaprāgbhāranīrājite  \\
śrīmannaiṣadhakāvyaratnasaralavyākhyāsmadīyārpyate  ..\\
\end{verse}
%\end{myverse}

%\begin{myverse}
\begin{verse}ś
ākhādīrghakarāgrabhāsuramanohāriprasūnavrajaiḥ\\
śākhāsusthitagānaśauṇḍapikarāṭsaṃdohasatkūjitaiḥ~. \\
vīthīpārśvasarittaṭādritaravo'pyarcanti yaṃ sarvadā   \\
śrīpatyākhyapure tadīyapadayorvyākhyāsmadīyārpyate   ..\\
\end{verse}
%\end{myverse}
  
%\begin{myverse}
\begin{verse}
śrīśeṣācalasānusaudhavilasaddevādhidevaprabhoḥ\\
vidyuddvandvaniṣevyamāṇajaladaspardhisphuradvarṣmaṇaḥ~. \\
snānācāmavalokamātranihatāghaughāpagājanmada-   \\
śrīpādasya padāmbujātayugale vyākhyāsmadīyārpyate ..\\
\end{verse}
%\end{myverse}
  
%\begin{myverse}
\begin{verse}
ete yasya kṛpākaṭākṣanikaṭaprānte vasantīti taiḥ\\
īrṣyānirbharaphullaromanikarairbobhūyyate nirjaraiḥ~. \\
śrīpatyākhyapurīvihārisujanānālokya vidhyādibhiḥ \\
tatpādābmuruhadvayāntikatale vyākhyāsmadīyārpyate  ..\\
\end{verse}
%\end{myverse}

%\begin{myverse}
\begin{verse}
kanyāṃ “bālaramāṃ” gṛhāṇa sumukhīṃ svacchānvayenāñcitām \\
harṣaślokasamanvitāṃ pratipadaṃ sārthāṃ ca bhāvānvitām ~. \\
mādhuryeṇa yutāṃ suvarṇakalitāṃ sadbhaktisaṃśobhitāṃ \\
kāruṇyāmṛta! vārṣukābda! dayayā śrīveṅkaṭeśa! prabho!  ..\\
\end{verse}
%\end{myverse}
    
\end{document}

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