A SCHOOLYARD RHYME FOR TODAY

It is in the rock, but not in the stone;
It is in the marrow but not in the bone;
It is in the bolster, but not in the bed;
It is not in the living, nor yet in the dead.

This is a riddle, of course.  Can you guess the solution?

[From I Saw Esau, edited by Iona and Peter Opie.]

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