Robert Frost

(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963 / San Francisco)

Nothing Gold Can Stay - Poem by Robert Frost

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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.


Comments about Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost

  • Veteran Poet - 1,538 Points Kay Staley (4/2/2015 8:19:00 AM)

    How depressing and entirely true. Between the lines of the poem I read that nothing else can stay either. (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,871 Points John Richter (4/2/2015 6:41:00 AM)

    So interesting.... that's a take on nature so unique. Not that life dies and decays away, but that nothing gold can stay. What a simple yet profound way to say that...... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,228 Points Paul Reed (4/2/2015 5:11:00 AM)

    Hopefully if Barnicalboy Mermaidman's eyeballs have dropped out he wont be able to send in any more reviews. My sympathy to his cat. (Report) Reply

    Bronze Star - 2,871 Points John Richter (4/2/2015 6:45:00 AM)

    Well, his 'profile not found.' I was trying to see his own poetry - wondering what must come from a mind like that...

  • Freshman - 987 Points Mark Arvizu (2/23/2015 9:19:00 AM)

    I like evergreen trees :) .................. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie dawn Carter (1/29/2015 5:08:00 PM)

    My fab poem of all time... a true reflection in few words of how fragile life is... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points amir khan (12/30/2014 12:00:00 PM)

    one of your best (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 67 Points Barnicalboy Mermaidman (12/11/2014 10:14:00 AM)

    This poem was so bad my eyeballs fell out and the dog started to cry and I dropped kicked the cat over the fence (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 984 Points Oduro Bright Amoh (9/20/2014 8:06:00 AM)

    Nothing Gold can stay indeed. Vivid description of nature from fresh to withering (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 984 Points Oduro Bright Amoh (9/20/2014 7:59:00 AM)

    Words wonderfully woven with wisdom (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 39,733 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (8/24/2014 9:53:00 AM)

    Slow poison to human mind has lost many Deterioration Heaven to hell (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 30 Points Starr Waterman (8/14/2014 2:17:00 PM)

    I'm inlove with this poem c: (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 252 Points Skywee Gh (7/29/2014 11:15:00 PM)

    nothing gold can stay.hmmm, with the thoughts of a leaf.green is gold till it's old, nothing gold can stay...the blossom flower in its hour.like me and you age is forever gold to us. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Benjy H. (3/4/2014 10:44:00 AM)

    I think that it, while good, was very short. I wish it was longer, but as Robert Frost says, Nothing Gold can Stay (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Pizza Pizza (1/30/2014 3:49:00 PM)

    they use this poem in the OUTSIDERS stay gold Pony boy, stay gold. Referring back to the poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jane Bennett (1/12/2014 8:37:00 PM)

    Definitely one of my favorites! ! ! (Report) Reply

    Rookie - 67 Points Barnicalboy Mermaidman (12/11/2014 10:43:00 AM)

    no just no! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

  • Rookie - 19 Points Goldheart Bird (11/18/2013 12:44:00 PM)

    I love this poem! ! ! One of my most favorite Mr.Frost wrote! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 371 Points Stephen W (6/7/2013 3:50:00 PM)

    I think it's just a comment on the impermanence of great beauty. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Karthik Madhira (4/28/2013 7:04:00 PM)

    This really affects my heart. The extended metaphor is fabulously expressed through the brilliant vocabulary and organization. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ryann Harrington (3/26/2013 9:08:00 PM)

    My favorite poem!
    I will always stay gold! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 18 Points Natasha Foster (3/20/2013 11:02:00 AM)

    One of the only poems I have memorized. :) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 12, 2015


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