Saturday, July 21, 2012

Nothing Gold Can Stay

A few days ago I posted this picture.  

Every time I look at it I have this feeling of familiarity like I've forgotten something I used to know.  Tonight we went to the new Spiderman movie and an actor came on screen towards the end of the movie and Robert leaned over and said "It's Ponyboy."  And it was like this flash of lightbulbs went off in my head.  Ponyboy.  The Outsiders.  Robert Frost.  Nothing Gold Can Stay.  And that was it.  Something about this picture brings back that poem.  So I thought I'd share it. 

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.

~~Robert Frost

1 comment:

  1. Catching up on your blog... I've always loved this poem and think of it often. :) Lovely.