Had my writing class Tuesday night. Was blown away by the great comments from my instructor/editor. She also took the picture book to her 'poetry expert' who agreed with her. The book is coming along nicely. They loved the meter. Said it worked quite well.
Only problem was - I was 'cheating' with rhyme. I'd use class and past - they said to try to keep it 'pure' so I'm going back to the problem areas and rewriting.
It's not hard - not frightening - but time consuming. But what better thing to spend my time on than my little bit of subcreation.
Life is good.