Yesterday was the bright green cloak,
Today is the copper veil,
Yesterday, cotton-colored smoke,
Today, the shivering pale.
Yesterday was the summer breeze
Today, the autumn wind,
Yesterday, the little bluebirds tease
Today, their farewells send.
Why is it Yesterday seems lost
In Today's creeping sheath?
The twigs, the trees, the breathing moss
Seem gone in season's wreath.