Roger, I didnít know about those mesostic rules, either, until I saw them at Wikipedia. I agree they are silly and purposeless.
Thanks for that private message. I really enjoyed your little mesostic, especially because it rhymes and is even in a recognizable meter!
Now I think Iíll try writing one (which Iíve never done, though Iíve written several acrostics, one of which was also an Onegin stanza that won a small weekly poetry contest).