<div class="container">
	
	<a id="reset" href="#" onclick="reset()">Reset</a>
	<p>Write your own...</p>
	
	<form name="windingroad" id="windingroad" onsubmit="return yes(this);">
		<!-- When form is submitted, run the js to post the poem -->
		
		<div class="above"></div>
		
		<!-- Name needed for the form submit js; class for styling,
		id and onkeyUP for jumping to next field -->
		<input 
					 name="one" 
					 class="field" 
					 id="one" 
					 type="text" 
					 maxlength="30" 
					 onkeyUP="moveOnMax(this,'two')"
					 placeholder="Walking down..." 
					 autofocus
					 >
		
		<input 
					 name="two" 
					 class="field" 
					 id="two" 
					 type="text" 
					 maxlength="30" 
					 onkeyUP="moveOnMax(this,'three')" 
					 placeholder="Tidy up..."
					 >
		
		<input 
					 name="three" 
					 class="field" 
					 id="three" 
					 type="text" 
					 maxlength="30" 
					 onkeyUP="moveOnMax(this,'four')" 
					 placeholder="Temples crumbling..."
					 >
		
		<input 
					 name="four" 
					 class="field" 
					 id="four" 
					 type="text" 
					 maxlength="30" 
					 onkeyUP="moveOnMax(this,'go')" 
					 placeholder="That's enough."
					 >
		
		<div class="below"><input id="go" type="submit" value="Yes"></div>
		
		<div class="clear"></div>
		
	</form>
	
	<!-- Where your lonely words will appear -->
	<p id="your-words"></p>
	
</div>
/* ------------------- */
/* TEMPLATE        -- */
/* ----------------- */

@import url(https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Lato:400,700,900,300);

body { 
	min-height: 100vh; width: 100%; 
	xoverflow: hidden;
	color: whitesmoke; 
	font-size: 16px; 
	font-family: 'Lato';
	
	/* Background gradient courtesy of draGGradients:
	https://elrumordelaluz.github.io/draGGradients/ 
	"Cheer Up Emo Kid" */
	
	background: 
		radial-gradient(circle at 1.98% 14.97%, #556270, transparent 100%),
		radial-gradient(circle at 98.02% 52.96%, #FF6B6B, transparent 100%),
		radial-gradient(circle at 50% 50%, #4a2735, #4a2735 100%);
} 
p { margin: 15px 0; line-height: 24px; color: gainsboro; }
a { color: dodgerblue; text-decoration: none; border-bottom: 1px dotted; }
a:hover { color: tomato; }

.container { 
	max-width: 960px; 
	height: 100%;
	margin: 0 auto; 
	padding: 20px;
}

.clear { clear: both; }

/* ------------------- */
/* PEN STYLES      -- */
/* ----------------- */

form { width: 300px; margin: 50px auto; padding-left: 12.5px;}

input:focus { outline: none; }

.field {
	display: block;
	box-sizing: border-box;
	width: 300px; height: 50px;
	margin-top: -1px;
	text-align: center;
	color: tomato;
	background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.5);
	background-color: transparent;
	border: 1px solid tomato;
}

.field::-webkit-input-placeholder { color: tomato; opacity: 0.75; }
.field:-moz-placeholder { color: tomato; opacity: 0.75; }
.field::-moz-placeholder { color: tomato; opacity: 0.75; }
.field:-ms-input-placeholder { color: tomato; opacity: 0.75; }

/* I am eschewing DRY for organization of concept */

/* Corners -------- */
#one, #three {
	border-top-right-radius: 25px;
	border-bottom-right-radius: 25px;
}
#two, #four {
	border-top-left-radius: 25px;
	border-bottom-left-radius: 25px;
}

/* Borders -------- */
#one, #three { border-width: 1px 1px 1px 0; }
#two, #four { border-width: 1px 0 1px 1px; }

/* Offset -------- */
#one, #three { padding-right: 25px; }
#two, #four { margin-left: -25px; padding-left: 25px; }

/* Above & Below --------- */
.above, .below {
	width: 150px; height: 50px;
	margin-top: -1px;
	border: 1px solid tomato;
}

.above {
	margin-left: -25px;
	border-top-left-radius: 25px;
	border-bottom-left-radius: 25px;
	border-width: 0 0 1px 0;
}

.below {
	position: relative;
	float: right;
	border-top-right-radius: 25px;
	border-bottom-right-radius: 25px;
	border-width: 1px 0 0 0;
}

/* Go -------- */
#go {
	height: 50px; width: 50px;
	position: absolute;
	top: 35px; right: -25px;
	color: tomato;
	background-color: transparent;
	border: 1px solid tomato;
	border-radius: 50%;
	cursor: pointer;
	transition: all 0.5s ease;
}

#go:focus, #go:hover { color: white; background-color: rgba(255, 99, 71, 0.25); }

/* Your Words ----- */
#your-words {
	width: 300px;
	margin: 100px auto 20px auto;
	clear: both;
	color: tomato;
	font-size: 18px;
	line-height: 26px;
	font-weight: 300;
	opacity: 0;
	transition: all 0.5s ease;
}

/* Reset ------ */
a#reset { 
	float: right; 
	color: white;
	border: 1px solid white;
	padding: 5px;
	transition: all 0.5s ease;
}

a#reset:hover { color: tomato; border-color: tomato;}
// Jump to the next field once you hit max characters
function moveOnMax(field,nextFieldID){
  if(field.value.length >= field.maxLength){
    document.getElementById(nextFieldID).focus();
  }
};

// Upon form submit, insert form values into the page
function yes(form) {
	var one = document.forms.windingroad.one.value;
	var two = document.forms.windingroad.two.value;
	var three = document.forms.windingroad.three.value;
	var four = document.forms.windingroad.four.value;
	
	document.getElementById('your-words').innerHTML = one + "<br>" + two + "<br>" + three + "<br>" + four;
	
	// Use CSS to fade it in
	document.getElementById('your-words').style.opacity = "1";
	
	// Doesn't actually submit the form
	return false;
};

// Reset the form with the reset button
function reset() {
	document.getElementById('windingroad').reset();
	document.getElementById('your-words').innerHTML = '';
}

External CSS

This Pen doesn't use any external CSS resources.

External JavaScript

  1. https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.3/jquery.min.js