Friday, May 15, 2015

Poetry Friday -- Gold

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

by Robert Frost
(in the public domain)

Diane has the Poetry Friday roundup at Random Noodling.


  1. Anonymous8:14 AM

    I was thinking of this poem the other day while I was driving home. Frost captured this brief moment with perfection. Thanks for sharing it today, Mary Lee!

  2. I was thinking of this poem just yesterday, as it was mentioned in the book I was reading - Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles - and this is the reason I posted Robert Frost at my blog today, too! :)

  3. This is a perfect Frost poem--brief and rich.

  4. I love this poem. Makes me think of The Outsiders. It gives me a lump in my throat. I wrote about Libby graduating from Miami U. tomorrow. That last line could've been a line in my poem, especially since I mention Frost!

    1. In fact, maybe I will revise it and weave it in somehow.

  5. Nice to read this treasure of a poem once again. It's perfection!

  6. Love this poem, our 7th graders read it along with The Outsiders. I like to think of it as a poem that will always stick with them. And your photo is lovely - love the gold (first green) in your image!

  7. Anonymous8:36 PM

    Such a wonderful poem, Frost was so insightful in so few words. And the picture was perfect.

  8. Can you imagine that there was a time I didn't admire Robert Frost because he was an "old-fashioned" poet? We are so arrogant as teenagers. Thanks for this, ML--it goes nicely with Tara's lilac time post.

  9. My mother read/partly recited this.
    Appreciations for the skin prickles & smile.


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