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Comment 222 of 702, added on January 1st, 2006 at 11:53 AM.

i think that this poem is amazing. i read the book,"The Outsiders" and i
have the movie. i just think that people should take the time to see a
sunset or a sunrise.i take the time to, one of my friends couson hung
himself a while back. he told her to stay gold, just like johnny did in the
movie. she told me this and i was thinking stay gold, what does that mean.
but once i read the book in 7th grade that thought came back to me.i dont
think that it was the book or the movie that killed him but i do think it
helped him a little bit to think about what he was doing. he still did what
he had plan to do but i know he didnt want to. i found a letter with the
poem nothing gold can stay on it with a note at the bottem. i still have
that letter it meant alot to but now it means even more. thank you.

jessica from United States
Comment 221 of 702, added on December 29th, 2005 at 12:17 AM.

i think gold here represent something good.... which normally doesn't last
long... it talks about life in general... about good experience that almost
always never last... so the saying goes.. only good dies young... i guess
this is it...

nurhafiza from Malaysia
Comment 220 of 702, added on December 28th, 2005 at 4:52 PM.

I know a lot of people have commented on this poem ,"being in "The
Outsiders," but I want to add to it. The poem really does relate to being
a kid like Jonny Cade says it does. WHen you are a kid everything is so
innocent and so-called gold. As you grow you start to open up your eyes
and realize that not everything in the world if good and golden. Just like
the poem says, nothing gold can stay. It's the truest poem I've ever read.

Paul from United States
Comment 219 of 702, added on December 18th, 2005 at 9:21 AM.

This poem tells us not to concentrate so much on how we want things to turn
out that we don't fully appreciate what we have in the moment. Nothing
lasts forever, and if we focus only on how we want things to turn out, we
don't let ourselves get everything we can from what we already have. Since
even the most sublime gold lasts for only a moment, we need to appreciate
the gold in every moment instead of focusing only on our goals for the
future. Despite their problems, Jonny and Ponyboy enjoyed a sweet
friendship. When it was over, they realized how lucky they were to have
each other all along and that none of their problems were important enough
to overshadow their joy of being together.

Karin from United States
Comment 218 of 702, added on December 14th, 2005 at 11:10 PM.

I was reading The Outsiders by S.E Hinton and i came across this poem. I
think this poem makes the book complete!!There is no denying that it is a
true reflection of life. Changes are part and parcel of life. Hardly
anything is stagnant.. Stay GolD! =)

Quintessence from Singapore
Comment 217 of 702, added on December 13th, 2005 at 9:14 AM.

basically, from all the comments i have found on different websites, this
poem is about life in general and all the thigns that we have possession
of. for example, when we are young, we have innocence, and when we get
older, we lose that. another example is love. you can always love someone,
but the love you felt for that person at the very start will never be
present again, only the lvoe that it is going to last between you and the
other person. i dunno if this makes any sense. if you want anymore info,
feel free to email.
Ellie. 8-)

Ellie from United Kingdom
Comment 216 of 702, added on December 6th, 2005 at 9:07 AM.

i just loved this poem!! i thought it reflected my life completely. my
early leaf was a flower when i was an hour old too. i thought about
commiting suicide before i read this fabulous poetry then i change my mind!
thanx robert frost it means so much to know u cared. keep up the good

henrietta from Andorra
Comment 215 of 702, added on December 3rd, 2005 at 6:33 PM.

i love this poem it is one of my all time favrots and i would always love
this thanks.

LaLa from Canada
Comment 214 of 702, added on December 1st, 2005 at 5:17 PM.

This poem seems to symbolize the natural fact that gold cannot last. I like
to think that Frost was telling the reader to never depend on the physical
"gold" things. They will not be there forever. However, in the poem the
beauty of the season, or things like friendships for example(sybolically
speaking), is a constant theme. In this light, I feel this poem should be
interpreted by saying that physical "gold", or other such things, can never
last, though the feeling and beauty of it can stay forever.

To say that NOTHING lasts forever is a generalization and I don't think
Frost meant it this way.

shout out from United States
Comment 213 of 702, added on November 30th, 2005 at 9:23 AM.

This poem is absolutely true. It means a lot to me. I am 15 years old and
I have wrote many poems, a book, and a play. I love to write poetry but I
don't think I am any good. I love the book Gone With The Wind. This poem
reminds me of it every time I see it.
May God Bless richly always,
~Brittany Rodulfo~

Brittany Rodulfo from United States

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 21. Nothing Gold Can Stay
Volume: New Hampshire
Year: 1923
Added: Feb 1 2004
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Poem of the Day: Mar 12 2004

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