Nothing Gold Can Stay

New England foliageIn what has become an unintentional tradition, each October I post this poem on my blog. It is one of my favorite poems and happens to be by the famous 20th century New England poet, Robert Frost.

Nothing gold can stay was inspired by the fall foliage in New England. Despite the fact that the poem was written nearly 100 years ago, back in 1923, it  remains current and still inspires.

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.

2 responses to “Nothing Gold Can Stay

  1. Kevin J. Matthews

    Thanks, love Robert Frost….


  2. I love this poem. The first time I heard it was in the movie “The Outsiders”. Now I hear the music from that film every time I read it. That picture is beautiful, too.



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