Lytle hwile leaf beoth grene;
Thonne hie fealewiath, feallath on eorthan
and forweorniath, weorthath to duste.
My notes say: ...found in an Old Eng. text, cited as from "Solomon and Saturn.”
A little while the leaves are green,
then they yellow, fall to earth
and perish, turn to dust.
Homer, Iliad 6.146-148
Richmond Lattimore trans. (slightly revised)