Hi Larry, Belated greetings and Happy Hallowe'en! Lol!
It's been a long time since I last visited MM. Circumstances beyond my control - ongoing as it happens - have restricted my visits - to most sites - severely. Hoping to get more time for reading and posting in the winter months upcoming. Of late very restricted eyesight , has been an embarrassing restriction. Have to exercise patience until 'perhaps?' a solution can be found.
I enjoyed this Pantoum poem, and your well executed format. Along with a topic, which, not only paints a great scene, but speaking for myself, is seldom seen executed with skills - such as this exhibits. I've tried composing them myself, with some moderate success, but it's quite the complicated pattern one has to follow. Maybe, when I catch up a bit, I'll try some more.
Sad to see the site has declined so badly. Used to enjoy the Challenges and reading the offerings of others. I guess, like all good things, it is going through a bad patch. Age, health and other influences, all play their part, and time seems to be flying by far too quickly for my liking.
Hope you keep well? Ciao for now. Denis aka Rhymer.