Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost


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."
"Alfred R. Ferguson wrote "perhaps no single poem more fully embodies the ambiguous balance between paradisiac good and the paradoxically more fruitful human good than 'Nothing Gold Can Stay,' a poem in which the metaphors of Eden and the Fall cohere with the idea of felix culpa."
This poem embodies the principal of collapse and retrogression of the material world we have come to know.
Robert Frost wants us to believe and understand that, a moment is a moment and it may only last an hour --- or two. 
To cherish these flowers and bright green leaves, the gifts God gives to us while it's moment has not ceased.
Personifying Mother Nature in vivid imagery, Robert Frost stresses the beauty of life but also the inevitable: to each is his own timely end.
I have learned that in these past few days of grieving for my Grandfather that, we are only given a short span of time to create a positive impact on this world, as God has intended us to do. Short but substantial because everything is right in His time. He gives us his Golden hues of love and lush green forests to glide through but the inevitable, the only constant will follow: "Nothing gold can stay." Till only our loving memory and love cease to exist.
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