Why does she have to guess? However, when the sun sets, and the cold damp sets in, she becomes aware of her inappropriate attire. She progresses from childhood, maturity the "gazing grain" is ripe and the setting dying sun to her grave.
This is portrayed as Death drives slowly for her, allowing her to reminisce. White as a single movement piece for chorus and chamber orchestra. They are also "passing" out of time into eternity. We passed the school, where children strove At recess, in the ring; We passed the fields of gazing grain, We passed the setting sun.
We paused before a house that seemed A swelling of the ground; The roof was scarcely visible, The cornice but a mound.
The drive symbolizes her leaving life.