Once upon a time, before Man conquered the world
There were four sisters who laid claim to the land, air, and waters
From the youngest to the eldest their names were
Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter.
Spring clothed herself in a gown of flower buds
and her slippers were droplets of melted snow.
She had rosy cheeks and her sweet laughter
sounded like the peel of little bells.
She was an innocent but curious girl
who never tired of exploring
the newness around her.
And she never failed to warm someone's heart
with her gentle caress.
Summer wore the bright rays of sunshine
and a radiant smile always lit her face.
She was free-spirited and rambunctious,
carefree, but almost never lazy.
Her greatest joy was to be set free,
for she hated to be corralled.
Playing in the forests and meadows
and splashing through the streams and ocean surf
was what she loved best.
Autumn clothed herself
with the first chill in the air.
She had a quiet serene face,
and was wise, generous, and thoughtful.
As she wandered across the world,
brushing leaves from their branches
with a gentle flick of her wrist,
she never failed to remind its creatures
to be prepared for tomorrow.
Winter clothed herself with ice and fire
as she kept a watchful eye
on the earth during the long dreary cold season.
She was private, solitary, and stern,
preferring to keep her emotions
covered under a thick layer of snow
as she wandered across the earth.
But she also loved to sing
and dance on the snow flurries
when the time came to celebrate the Savior's birth.