Thank you so much for your praise and fully-felt read. To answer your question, "The Tango Argentine!" (I've just encountered it; can't get enough.)
Inversions: There's kindof a knee jerk allergy to them these days. A little twist for style and so many pee their pants over it. Whatever. Tango Neuvo, its natural outgrowth is getting big too. Man-woman: I'll say it a hundred times. One has to lose enough anxiety over the idea in order to see the real nature of things, the equity. I love your supportive expression: "not concise, precise". Yes, sometimes you have to let the verse relax and breathe a little. There's a lot twined together here as you note. Carnal, spiritual; aspiration, reality, man/woman, study/play, grace/suffering, remembering/forgetting, the hidden/the displayed... I could go on.
The question/answer//call/response: I quote "Premature Autopsies": "Nobility is always born somewhere out there in the world".
I did sit down, involutarily as I read! Wow! Thank you. Regarding the nostalgic past. I spend zero time thinking about past eras. I think many have no other way of thinking about man being man and woman being woman. They haven't even tried it in real life in this era but rely on sources hostile to the idea and implicitly trust the straw men those sources make of it. Yet, it is my present reality. It is the reality of dance. For example, even my hyper-liberal, twenty-first century California girlfriend prefers that I drive and that I make and manage reservations-- and likes that I hold doors for her. She does, at least now that she can feel reasonably safe she won't be taken advantage of from within or attacked from without. I'll never understand the mind that transforms showing honor to someone somehow equates to belittlement-- and I never want to. Ug! Enough!! Sorry about all that.
[More fun.] Hm. I think that's the best observation of the lot. I feel happiness when I read it, but sense what you are talking about. It's so *serious* in some ways. As for "Let us pray" being too much. I think I'll cop to that. Okay. Overthetop. Good!
Hey! Thank you for the props. Hopefully more and better still to come.