Government poems/ page 6 of 16 /
MAR. We know that you are not a theologian but a philosopher, and that
you treat of philosophy and not of theology.
"Of course, the fire consumes a lot of kindling wood,
When we warm up the house or cook a boiling pot.
Just think what kind of food we'd have to eat each day,
If there were no wood to burn and no helpful fire.
We'd have naught but sodden, sour swill to eat, like swine.