Robert Frost

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

Nothing Gold Can Stay - Poem by Robert Frost

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 - 1,173 Points Titto Mutunguti (10/16/2015 3:59:00 PM)

    I love how he conveys so much in such a small poem (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 14,029 Points Susan Williams (10/10/2015 1:16:00 PM)

    Absolutely perfect in the way only Frost can be- I could curl up by the fire and read his poetry by the hours (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 37,008 Points * Sunprincess * (8/30/2015 2:46:00 PM)

    .....a fine poem, with a lovely message ★ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 136 Points Maya F (8/24/2015 3:50:00 AM)

    A true poem. Love the last line. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Qasim Khusaif (6/25/2015 4:23:00 PM)

    I loved this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points A Whisper And A Clamor (6/3/2015 6:45:00 PM)

    I love this poem! ! ! So dawn goes down to day...Beautiful (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 33 Points Diana Curry Fischer (5/30/2015 9:40:00 AM)

    I love how he conveys so much in such a small poem. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,190 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

  • Gold Star - 5,579 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

  • Silver Star - 3,087 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

    Gold Star - 5,579 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...

  • Bronze Star - 2,351 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,809 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,809 Points Oduro Bright Amoh (9/20/2014 7:59:00 AM)

    Words wonderfully woven with wisdom (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 39,822 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 - 340 Points Skywee Gh (7/29/2014 11:15:00 PM)

    nothing gold can stay.hmmm, with the thoughts of a is gold till it's old, nothing gold can stay...the blossom flower in its 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

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 12, 2015

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