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Analysis and comments on Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost

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Comment 227 of 757, added on February 1st, 2006 at 3:39 PM.

I just want you to know that I simply looooooovvveee your poem! The first
time I ever heard that poem was in my favorite movie The Outsiders!I always
look in The Outsiders book just to read your poem! It's just beutiful! I
love it!

Erin McInnis from United States
Comment 226 of 757, added on January 18th, 2006 at 9:15 PM.

I think "Nothing gold can stay," is about the first of spring. When the
fisrt leaves come out, and it's a gentle gold color. That's the first two
lines, the next two, I think is that the begining of spring lasts the
shortest. It seems to disapear in a hour. The two after that, is when it
all turns green and is put away, like when the small minded Christian God
locked Eden away, That is likened to when natures "gold" is locked away.
The last two, are when the sun goes down on that day, or days, and how the
gold of spring cannot stay.

DeDe from United States
Comment 225 of 757, added on January 13th, 2006 at 4:58 PM.

I love this poem! It's simply beautiful. I heard of it in the book 'The
outsiders' in our LA class

Emily from Canada
Comment 224 of 757, added on January 13th, 2006 at 8:42 AM.

the first time i heard this poem was on my favorite movie and book the
outsiders by S.E. Hinton. I write my own peotry and this on is my favorite

Erica from United States
Comment 223 of 757, added on January 9th, 2006 at 3:02 PM.

i luv this poem so much! i read the book and watched the movie " The
Outsiders" and it was just the perfect poem 4 dat.i just think dat dats the
way u should live life and dat it gives out a good message for everyone.

Aubry from United States
Comment 222 of 757, 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 757, 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 757, 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 757, 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 757, 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

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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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