Today I reached the woodland and wandered down the glade
I saw the trees adorned in every hue and shade
I saw the dainty squirrel in his little russet coat
I saw the wily water rat beyond his watery moat
I saw the little Robin a singing to his love
I saw the sunlight filter through the trees above
And I forgot the wickedness, the worry and the strife
And all the little irksome things that trammel up our life
And I felt all the happier as I wandered on my way
A-soothed by nature's sweet delights on a golden autumn day.
How fortunate we do not know what future has in store,
Of happiness and heartache that lies unseen before,
As we along this hidden path our earthly journey wend,
How often does the darkest stretch conceal the brightest bend.