I stand here among these green barely grown trees,
I am young and strong, while they shudder in the breeze.
I am awake and aware, fresh and bright,
For now dawns the morning light.
I stand here among these green giants on the hill,
I have traversed the earth,
While they have been here standing still.
I am spent, tired from life and all its fight
As I approach the purplish rays of advancing twilight.
I do not stand among those ancient woods under the sun,
For though they stand solidly I, fleeting ephemeral human, am gone.
I am asleep in the earth, lost to sight…
And now falls the night.