Fruitful Friday

Nothing Gold Can Stay 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.

One of my favorite poems of all time. This is one of the few poems that I heard as a child that really stuck and I think that speaks volumes. It is such a beautiful poem, representing the wear and tear the environment has on a person. People start out as gold, slowly fading as life wears them down. The early leaf is a flower, a sign of beauty, but that only lasts so long. After this hour leaf subsides to leaf, each person, each moment indistinguishable from the next. Dawn represents the excitement of something new, something fresh but even that wears down to day. So in truth, nothing gold can stay. Have a great weekend everybody!

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