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How are the "songs" or "verses" (or indented sections) to be read in this Thai epic?

https://vajirayana.org/%E0%B8%A5%E0%B8%B4%E0%B8%A5%E0%B8%B4%E0%B8%95%E0%B8%9E%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%B0%E0%B8%A5%E0%B8%AD/%E0%B8%A5%E0%B8%B4%E0%B8%A5%E0%B8%B4%E0%B8%95%E0%B8%9E%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%B0%E0%B8%A5%E0%B8%AD

Is it read "left right left right", or "left left left left, right right right right", for each numbered verse?

For example, there are two verses here:

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Do you read, for each "verse block", read the left chunk top-to-bottom first, then the right chunk (4 lines each in the first verse above), or do you read left/right/left/right moving like an English text?

Same with this one:

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  • Is this not clearly answered by Wikipedia, which says that the poem contains sections in the โคลง (khlong) form, in which each บาท (line) has two วรรค (half-lines). Commented May 5, 2020 at 7:38
  • No it doesn't, where did you find that?
    – Lance
    Commented May 5, 2020 at 11:16
  • It seems to say what you are saying here.
    – Lance
    Commented May 5, 2020 at 11:21
  • Yes, that's where I got it from. Commented May 5, 2020 at 12:32

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