Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost

Discussion in 'Poetry and Lyrics Forum' started by har1s, Jan 2, 2006.

  1. har1s

    har1s <b>Untitled</b>

    This is one of my favourites... written by Robert Frost...would like to share it wid u ppl !!

    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.
  2. vini

    vini Repeat Offender

    Robert Frost..this name seems so familiar
    can u gimme a link or sumthing?
  3. esgallindeion

    esgallindeion Minstrel Knight

    Aaah... Blasphemy! Robert Frost, one of my poet idols... the one who motivated me to pick up a pen and play with words.

    You might have read a few poems by him in school - Mending Wall, Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening, The road not taken... Do a google on him.
  4. esgallindeion

    esgallindeion Minstrel Knight

    About the poem... I love poems like this which on surface has a literal meaning but could mean much much more, depending on the reader. It can be appreciated by readers of all ages.
  5. vini

    vini Repeat Offender

    Oh yes..i recall mending wall

    do u like ruskin bond?
  6. esgallindeion

    esgallindeion Minstrel Knight

    Like Frost inspired me to write poetry, Bond inspired me to pick the pen in the first place. Love his writing style... simple n contemplative.
  7. madhuresh

    madhuresh madhuresh

    hey these leganda have meaningfull names too

    bond bonded to nature
    ruskin lets all amature eat litrary rusk
    (rusk>>a type of very hard dry biscuit, eaten especially by babies)
    u know in

    hindi its nirala
    "Kal dekhi phir vo ankhee, jo maar kayee roiee nahi ! "
    in avadhi its tulsi
    " Nayano ka nayno se Gopan
    Palko ka navnit palkoon pe utthan patan"

    and urdu same is what Galib does

    " Bajee chai atfaal hai duniaa mere aage !
    Hota hai shabo-Roz tamasha mere aage !
    Mat pooch ki kyaa haal hai mere tere pchee
    tu dekh ki kyaa Rang hai tera mere aage !!"
    so all great poets put oppositly placed two mirrors for u
    now its ur wish how many facets of the persona u wanna see !
  8. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening

    This poem is especially powerful if you read it in S.E.Hinton's The Outsiders.

    vini- I agree with esgallindeion....BLASPHEMY ;)
  9. har1s

    har1s <b>Untitled</b>

    ^^... yea.. is an awesome book (the outsiders. ) ...thats were i read it from... u saw da movie ??
  10. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening

    yes...I was disappointed though. It was then that I finally understood why a movie can never really match a book(and eventually, the reverse)

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