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Nothing Gold Can Stay

American poet Robert Frost’s famous poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay”  uses nature imagery to reveal that every good time or “gold” moment is fleeting and will come to an end. This, however, means bad times are also transitory and will soon pass. Even though it may be disheartening to see the end of good times, like the cycle of nature, they will inevitably return.

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.


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