manger et jeûner (to eat and to fast)
[a thing I did for school. the imposed subject was "to eat and to fast"]
One long. Too short.
In time, will know.
A link or two, at times hardy,
In better days reduced to words,
Broken to a couple digits.
And a single hand needed to count
The green or wilted stems,
Cut too early and too late.
Two hands will tell
If to life the dead return
And if the buds come to spring.