This was fantastic. Honestly bruce reading this makes me wonder why you dont write smaller simpler pieces all the time. Youre a very gifted person and extremely rounded in the use of diction. Which is why i appreciate pieces like these a little more. Untitled got me thinking, but its pieces like this that make me truly appreciate your talent. Simple yet deep.
This is a lovely poem. Again, with the water flowing...
Water of love seems to be a theme you return to.
(Dire Straits made a pretty good tune by that name, btw)
I like your haloed harlot, too...the whore with a heart of gold, eh? Midnight dancing in the misty shadows under the mountains...quite romantic.
I'm not getting a martial arts feeling anywhere, though...
and as far as a dark knight anywhere, I can only find anything knight-ish in the title...
...what heraldry are you displaying?
That of a lover who remembers each encounter?
(beauties we'll forever know)
Also, there doesnt seem to be anything dark about this poem...other than the midnight setting of the tryst.
There is the woman you dream about then there is the woman you marry a few men go ahead and marry the harlot these may not be the sanest of men but they usually end up leading interesting lives. I am trying to relate the title to your poem and not having much luck.
You have lightning bow and hat pick in your description. Lightning bow is a weapon in final fantasy and hat pick might place you in a house at Hogwarts. Therefore, if you let the harlot pick you keep your best weapon ready or you could end up paying too high a ransom for your dream. That is the best I have tonight.
To me this is a beautiful and graceful poem. The first line is really a hook; when I read it I knew I couldn't be disappointed.
With such a short and well-composed piece, I really don't have a lot to say except I thought of auras, and of two lovers dancing at midnight. This has a perpetuating quality, it lingers even after reading is done.