How many people nowadays learn how to write Latin verse, and suchlike? I work from this book:-
Latin Hexameter Verse
by Samuel Edward Wilbolt
First published 1903
It has pages i to xiv and 1 to 266
As regards the quality of Latin hexameter verse written down the centuries, for example, http://www.ancienttexts.org/library/latinlibrary/scacchia.html
is a poem written by Hieronymus Vida in 1559 about chess.
For example, these lines
Tum geminae velut ...