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Nothing Gold Can Stay

Robert Frost 1874 (San Francisco) – 1963 (Boston)

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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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Robert Frost

Robert Lee Frost was an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. more…

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  • TankTopTaco
    It seems that there is some doubt in Mr. Frost's belief in the divine. It seems since in our world all things dim or die; so will the currency from his god's check will dry up.
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