Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
February 25th, 2017 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 321,221 comments.
Analysis and comments on Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 
41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 [58] 59 60 
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76

Comment 189 of 759, added on October 18th, 2005 at 11:31 PM.

As a flower opens its petals to the world, it is in a state of beauty,
purity and adolescence. As time passes, the beauty wilts, the purity
contaiminated, and the adolescence matured. Eventually the flower wanes and
is no longer.
It is a beautiful poem with improtant morals. How at once everything is at
a stage of beauty, but beauty does not last forever. To think that Robert
Frost meant nothing good can last forever sounds mournful. If everything
remained in a state of beauty forever,I deem beauty would not be cherished.
Thus, I believe his deeper meaning is to cherish and not take for granted
what is present because it will not last.

Jules from United States
Comment 188 of 759, added on October 17th, 2005 at 6:49 PM.

i dont really know what the peom is about. i thought it was about Pnyboy
and Jonny's relationship in the Outsiders. how johnny didn't have a real
family and how the greasers were his family. also that Pony was important
to him because he was a good friend and his heart was like gold.

Michellle Relyea from United States
Comment 187 of 759, added on October 17th, 2005 at 8:33 AM.

We studied Outsiders for our english class in eighth grade. At first I
didn't understand it. But then I took time to read between the lines. A
great book and an awesome poem!

Mihia from India
Comment 186 of 759, added on October 11th, 2005 at 1:10 PM.

This is a beautiful and yet haunting piece by Frost. It points to the
inevitability of death, and how quickly life can go by. "So Eden sank to
grief." What was the curse of Eden? Death. Man's sin lead to a life marked
with death. The death rate is still one per person. Thirst for everything
today has to offer.

Justin from United States
Comment 185 of 759, added on October 9th, 2005 at 8:23 PM.

i read the book for my english homework and i think it's great. I learnt a
lot from the book and Robert's Frost poem really is great.I just want to
thank Robert Frost and S.E. Hilton for making such a great book and poem.^^

raspberry from Canada
Comment 184 of 759, added on October 7th, 2005 at 2:06 AM.

Ii's been a long time since I saw the movie "The Outsiders" and I can't
help but feel that there's something missing in the analyses proposed on
this site.

When you consider who you are because of what made you and how you develop
and the life you lead; you would best accept that - though it may be heavy
it is malleable but doesn't essentially change - you must celebrate, and
know, as Frost did, that

gold stays

it remains the same...

and you need to change

Monika from New Zealand
Comment 183 of 759, added on October 6th, 2005 at 4:07 PM.

i think that this poem states that if you get something special to you
always appreciate it and it won't turn it's back on you.

Esay Bunya from Egypt
Comment 182 of 759, added on October 6th, 2005 at 3:01 PM.

I just read the Outsiders like many other commenters and I got the same
meaning out of it. That Johnny and Dally were both forced to grow up faster
than they would have liked too and that Ponybody shouldn't try to act older
than he is because he will miss being young.

Jman from United States
Comment 181 of 759, added on October 5th, 2005 at 2:50 PM.

We just finished the book the Outsiders in our eighth grade class. The
poem, NOthing Gold can Stay, was in the book. It goes with the book's
originality and I personaly like the poem. It means that youth can't stay
so enjoy inosence while you can. Because nothing gold can stay.

Murphy T:) from United States
Comment 180 of 759, added on September 16th, 2005 at 4:19 PM.

i just finished reading The Outsiders with my 8th grade english class. i
loved the book. when i read the poem Nothing Gold Can Stay i didn't know
what it meant. we discussed it in class and then i knew it. It means both
young and innocence/purity. nothing young can stay just like nothing gold
can. innocence/purity don't last forever either. we all have to grow up. it
is the cycle of life. we just need to enjoy the time we have being young
and grasp every minute of life. I think that is what johnny meant when he
told Ponyboy to "stay gold". he meant enjoy being young and don't try to
grow up to fast.this is a great poem!!!

emily from United States

This poem has been commented on more than 10 times. Click below to see the other comments.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 
41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 [58] 59 60 
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76
Share |

Information about Nothing Gold Can Stay

Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 21. Nothing Gold Can Stay
Volume: New Hampshire
Year: 1923
Added: Feb 1 2004
Viewed: 2103 times
Poem of the Day: Mar 12 2004

Add Comment

Do you have any comments, criticism, paraphrasis or analysis of this poem that you feel would assist other visitors in understanding this poem better? If they are accepted, they will be added to this page of American Poems. Together we can build a wealth of information, but it will take some discipline and determination.

Do not post questions, pleas for homework help or anything of the sort, as these types of comments will be removed. The proper place for questions is the poetry forum.

Please note that after you post a comment, it can take up to an hour before it is visible on the website! Rest assured that your comment is not lost, so don't enter your comment again.

Comment on: 21. Nothing Gold Can Stay
By: Robert Frost

Name: (required)
E-mail Address: (required)
Show E-mail Address:
Yes No
Poem Comments:

Poem Info

Frost Info
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links