Bread and Wine
Elizabeth Reeve Cutter in Smith College Monthly

All day work in the shops,
The weary tread
Of toil that knows no change.
And this is bread.

At night when work is done,
Her hand in mine,
The hope of happier days,
And this is wine.

from Cap And Gown: A Treasury of College Verse (1897)


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