Gold!

Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold!
Bright and yellow, hard and cold
Molten, graven, hammered and rolled,
Heavy to get and light to hold,
Hoarded, bartered, bought and sold,
Stolen, borrowed, squandered, doled,
Spurned by young, but hung by old
To the verge of a church yard mold;
Price of many a crime untold.
Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold!
Good or bad a thousand fold!
How widely it agencies vary,
To save - to ruin - to curse - to bless -
As even its minted coins express :
Now stamped with the image of Queen Bess,
And now of a bloody Mary.

by Thomas Hood

Comments (9)

it should be hugged by the old
To save - to ruin - to curse - to bless - As even its minted coins express: Now stamped with the image of Queen Bess, And now of a Mary.
I want the summary of this poem
After molten graven hammer and Cole after that line there is hard to get and and heavy to hold
nice but not so nice
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