Poetry

Poetry

Nothing Gold Can Stay I Art Print

IMAGE by Zyanya Lorenzo

Do you remember having to memorize poems in school? I don’t think they make kids do that anymore, but I have very specific memories of memorizing Bible verses for Sunday school, reciting Shel Silverstein poem’s in 4th grade, and memorizing poem’s in 8th grade. In the attic of my brain, I can still rattle out Robert Frost’s Nothing Gold Can Stay. I know people that I went to school with who can still say this poem, in addition to Invictus, which we also learned that year. Say what you will about public education, but you can’t take the poetry away from me.

In case you never memorized this one your self (or also never read or watched The Outsiders):

Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost

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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