Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Nothing Gold Can Stay

My favorite poem:

Nothing Gold Can Stay
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.

4 comments:

Kev Alex said...

wow. This is one of my favorites too. Unfortunately it all had to do with the outsiders but poneyboy had to be good for something.

Bird Spot said...

I think the reason this poem's been on my mind lately had something to do with the daffodils in our yard that bloomed a whole month early this year, then seem to have petered out already. (her early leaf's a flower, but only so an hour) Hope they come back for reel

Tamara said...

Aw, mine too! And this one. But I am enjoying our first real snow today in NJ...so the queer old balloonman will have to wait a little while.

in Just-
spring when the world is mud-
luscious the little
lame balloonman
whistles far and wee

and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it's spring

when the world is puddle-wonderful

the queer
old balloonman whistles
far and wee
and bettyandisbel come dancing
from hop-scotch and jump-rope and

it's spring
and the goat-footed
balloonMan whistles
far
and
wee

-- ee cummings

Bird Spot said...

Love that one too, Tamara. I'm so glad Mrs. Benson made us memorize poems in HS, aren't you?