This is beautiful. I've read it a few times and I really don't think I have anything bad to say about it. I've decided I like that you make me look up stuff when I read your writing :) Instead of shrugging it off, I get to know what you meant and it makes it hundreds of times better.
and morning drifted quietly in,
gray and peaceful
as together we explored
the neighboring lands
and formed beautiful alliances
into golden sleep
This is perhaps my favorite part... But it's hard not to quote this whole piece.
I especially love the morning bit (and hell, the beautiful alliances bit too)... A summer sunrise; it's way too early, but you were up anyway. It's dewy and cold but you can see the sun and there aren't any clouds upon the horizon. You can hear the birds...