Nothing Stays Poem by Mark Van Doren

Nothing Stays

Rating: 3.3

Nothing stays
not even change,
That can grow tired
of it's own name;
The very thought
too much for it.

Somewhere in air
a stillness is,
So far, so thin-
But let it alone.
Whoever we are
it is not for us

Edward Kofi Louis 13 January 2016

We will all die one day. Nice work.

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Rajnish Manga 17 August 2016

Nothing stays not even change... / excellent expression. Thanks.

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Susan Williams 13 January 2016

Change is every where every second of the day - for example in the shadows stretching and creeping over the land as the day progresses. The changes in the shadows don't stay yet the shadows do return though they're never quite the same. Isn't it wonderful that we do not face the same landscape day after day.

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Savita Tyagi 13 January 2016

Very profound poem. While change is of this world still ness is beyond us.

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Anil Kumar Panda 13 January 2016

Change should be there. Old should die and new should take its place. Nice write.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 13 January 2016

Change is the basic characteristic of every thing living till life exists and for non living things they undergo changes due to wear and tear etc. An insightful poem. Thanks for sharing.10 points.

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