A Song About Friendship
from Winter Tale (Five Fairy Tales)
“Best friends”, they are professed,
but what makes one really “best”?
Is it because he’s first to pounce
into the fire to save you, first
without an ounce of doubt about
whether you’re best or worst,
First for you steps on the ice,
First for you his blood he sheds.
That much, it would suffice
To know this friend is “best”.