Nothing Gold Can Stay

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.

by Robert Frost

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poem is easy and nice
It is an outstanding poem
Nice poem
I love how Nature laughs in the second line.
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👍🏻
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