Who needs words in autumn woods
When colour concludes decay?
There old stories are told in glories
For winds to scatter away
Wisdom narrows where downland barrows
Image the world's endeavour.
There time's tales, are as light that fails
On faces fading forever.
Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967)
Gloria Mundi translated from Latin means "thus passes the glory of the world" or "world's things are fleeting".
The transitory beauty of autumn sunlight on maple leaves.