Treasure Island

Robert Frost

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

Nothing Gold Can Stay


Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
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  • Yacov Mitchenko (6/2/2010 12:10:00 AM)

    I'm in disagreement with many readers that this is a great poem. It's well executed, I suppose, but the message is SO banal and trite. What is the poem saying? Simply that anything at its peak - in this case, some extremely beautiful aspect of nature - will inevitably pass away. Perhaps latent in the poem is that whatever beauty passes away will in its passing allow for new manifestations of beauty. This is fine, but it has been said ad nauseum. (Report) Reply

  • Andrew Hoellering (6/24/2009 3:33:00 PM)

    We all seem to agree that this is a great poem.
    Frost, the poet of nature, turns out also to be a philosopher.
    The first green represents not just youth but beauty in all its forms; a child, a foal, a loving relationship, the birth of a new day.
    That 'leaf subsides to leaf ' should be seen not as a tragedy, but rather as a disinterested statement of the way things are, the whole cyclical process captured in eight magical lines. (Report) Reply

  • Margaret Atkinson (6/5/2009 7:12:00 AM)

    I think Mr. Frost is trying to say that when your a kid everything is new it's 'gold' but as you get older more things happen things start to turn older and grow 'green' turn from 'dawn to day'. Its like when a kid, like me, gets a new Christmas present like a camara. You play with it for a day because its new 'gold' but as you play with it it starts to turn old 'green'. Mr. Frost is a genius. (Report) Reply

  • Emily Heath (10/9/2008 8:45:00 PM)

    Robert Frost is a genius for writing this. This peom is my absolute favorite poem I have ever read. It inspires me to write about everything I feel like and to live life to the fullest. I was so shocked to read it in The Outsiders I nearly fell out of my chair. I am so glad that shuch a great poem was honored by being put into such a good book. (Report) Reply

  • Maddi S (1/19/2008 6:28:00 PM)

    I love this poem. I think about it all the time. To me, depending on the day, i get either 'enjoy your youth while it is yours' or 'all good things come to an end', which to some people are very similar. But its not jsut the messages in Frost's poems, its his writing style - the imagery, emotion, and thought stimulation that one can get from so few words.. (Report) Reply

  • Saba Ali (5/10/2007 12:17:00 PM)

    this is one of Frost's most beautiful poems where he symbolises the human nature and cycle with the trees and flowers....it takes sometime to really understand this poem...its just so beautiful.. (Report) Reply

  • Rebecca Weall (3/23/2006 5:51:00 AM)

    I think this poem is about cherishing your youth and staying young for as long as you can. When you're a child your gold, you're young and innocent. and this is the shortest part of our life, her hardest hue to hold, but as we grow older we start to wither and die, then leaf subsides to leaf, meaning that when we are young we are gold, perfect, and we should try to stay like this for as long as we can (Report) Reply

  • Robbie Mckernan (8/21/2005 2:59:00 PM)

    I think this poem represents spring and new beginnings that are often easy but get harder then are finnaly crushed. (Report) Reply

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