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 today
Nothing gold can stay.

-Robert Frost

Analysis:

The poem implies that nothing good can stay forever. The first green of spring is the hardest hue for Nature to hold. Robert Frost speaks about the cycle of life and death through four seasons. Spring brings life, which slowly deteriorates with every season. Nature symbolizes that all things beautiful will fade away. Even human beauty wrinkles with time.

Flowers will bloom again next year, and children will grow up and die, but their children will live on.

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