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

  • (7/30/2018 6:05:00 AM)

    This poem, used in the outsiders by S.E hinton, explains how ponyboy has an innocence (gold) that he needs to keep, and not get led into a life of crime and poverty. He needs to fight to protect this innocence as ‘nothing gold can stay.’ Beautiful Poem👍🏻 (Report) Reply

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  • (7/29/2018 2:48:00 PM)

    I first read this in high school....but I have always loved Robert Frost.
    This one, now that I'm older......I don't really know why...but I cry, reading it.
    (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (6/27/2018 7:00:00 PM)

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

  • (6/24/2018 2:30:00 PM)

    Yes, lovely poem, too bad I'm fu**ing traumatized by a loud commercial for some horror movie before the poem starts. (Report) Reply

    (8/14/2018 12:57:00 PM)

    AdBlock will get you where you want to be. I see no commercial.

  • (6/11/2018 12:49:00 PM)

    Better had it not been read by a machine. (Report) Reply

  • (6/7/2018 10:26:00 AM)

    Thanks . Good ......... (Report) Reply

  • (6/1/2018 10:33:00 AM)

    Thanks and nice (Report) Reply

  • (5/31/2018 11:14:00 PM)

    Inspiring poem . (Report) Reply

  • (5/31/2018 11:13:00 PM)

    Inspiring poem . (Report) Reply

  • (5/22/2018 5:14:00 PM)

    I love this poem so, I made a parody that I called winter (Report) Reply

  • (5/20/2018 5:40:00 AM)

    Wow how the experience of about the wood (Report) Reply

  • Britte Ninad (5/17/2018 5:27:00 AM)

    loving words

    Nature's first green is gold,
    Her hardest hue to hold.
    Her early leaf's a flower;
    (Report) Reply

  • (5/15/2018 4:20:00 PM)

    This is the voice I worship. This is the voice that leads me to believe in a higher being. This is the voice that created our world, and brings us life. This is the voice that has given us a voice. We are the voice; the voice is us. (Report) Reply

    (5/17/2018 6:19:00 AM)

    this voice is actually really creepy to me

    (5/17/2018 6:18:00 AM)

    this voice gives me the creeps

  • (5/10/2018 9:10:00 PM)

    When you're too lazy to record yourself reading an 8-line poem. (Report) Reply

  • (5/3/2018 5:38:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem damaged by the reading from an appalling electronic voice (Report) Reply

    (5/17/2018 6:20:00 AM)

    Right haha
    are we related?

  • (5/1/2018 6:09:00 PM)

    Robert Frost is in the OUTSIDERS BY S.E. HINTON! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Sylvaonyema Uba (4/20/2018 10:34:00 AM)

    Good use of octave. An excellent blend of rhyme scheme of aa, bb, cc, dd. (Report) Reply

  • (4/18/2018 8:12:00 PM) idiot poet (Report) Reply

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    (5/17/2018 6:21:00 AM)

    Um no... you don't understand

  • (4/7/2018 8:27:00 AM)

    Robert Frost is my favorite poet, and this poem in particular is constantly referenced in books I love, such as The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and the Beautiful Creatures series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. I would recommend both of these to anyone who likes this poem or Robert Frost's work. I feel like these books really deliver the message that Frost was trying to send. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 12, 2015

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