This tale is one of the lesser known from the collected tales of Grimm brothers, but is perfect for a dark, chilly night. A poor man chooses Death as the Godfather for his son. When the boy becomes a man, Death trains him to be a Doctor and together they perform. All is well until a beautiful princess falls ill…
With a strength I’ve never had before,
I push my way out of death…and cry,
Face to the sky, seeing the stars
Water heaven with their tears
And wash the dirt from my hands.
I am free.