This is my first poem of yours, so I do not know if you chose the form and language purposely to have this maturing/youthful effect to harken the bonds and days in the past. But it works beautifully, form and language fitting muse. Such a lovely poem with a love of nuance in language and love of life. Well accomplished, IMO. Just an afterthought note, the mood this has put me in is one of looking at what's important in my life.
P.S. I love a poem that sends me to the dictionary