4.04.2007

National Poetry Month, Poem #4

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.
-Robert Frost
This poem always takes me back to the book The Outsiders. With the poem, the phrase "Stay Gold", and Stevie Wonder's theme song in the film it reminds me of the novel study with students. They remember this poem. On a personal level I love the idea of gold in nature and how it doesn't often stay.

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