The Midwife and the Scholar

881dcba09ed3d67a2696087e3073a908by Marc Gilbert26 Jan 2015

What is it that your books say of the winter?
Do the words speak of hunger and wolves,
the need for shelter and how to build it?
Can they strengthen your hands
and straighten your back?

With a match we could buy ourselves an hour.
Think on that before you turn another page.