God gave green;
And life is green:
And grass and plants and trees are green.
Life is green.
Grass turns gold and brown
And leaves turn gold and crimson:
Dying is beautiful.
Withering grass and falling leaves;
And bare trunks silhouette the sky:
Death is black,
Till whiteness fills the air and earth
And snow-clothes clothe the barren trunks
And blanket all the grass and leaves.
Death is white:
And death is beautiful.