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Analysis and comments on Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost

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Comment 37 of 717, added on February 28th, 2005 at 7:00 AM.

I think this poem by Robert Frost in the "The Outsiders" is a very
meaningful poem.Good things can't stay for long and we must cherish
everything around us in our life before it is gone.

Loke Jie Ying from Singapore
Comment 36 of 717, added on February 28th, 2005 at 6:56 AM.

Well, i fell in love with this poem the first time i read it.The first
impression it gave me was so sweet!
especially the first sentence "Nature 's first green is gold"..i strongly
recommend everyone to read this poem....it is very very appealing to
everyyone and gives you a pleasant feeling....:>

Xinling from Singapore
Comment 35 of 717, added on February 28th, 2005 at 5:40 AM.

It is a very touching poem.It reminds me to cherish the things around me
and not take them for granted.We must learn to appreciate the nature's
first. Nothing good can stay for long, we must live to our fullest and not
waste our life.

ruiting from Singapore
Comment 34 of 717, added on February 28th, 2005 at 5:24 AM.

It is a nice poem it my first time getting to know it in the book "The
Outsiders". It was good and it reminded me the sad point that all good
things would need to go away...all in all the poem is so"real" as it
reflects our real life...

jiaming from Singapore
Comment 33 of 717, added on February 28th, 2005 at 5:07 AM.

i think the poem was really well-written illustrating that nothing great n
valuable last long like a sunrise although beautiful is only for a while.
emphasizing that Nothing precious (to one or anything) can stay longg..

Ang wei ting from Singapore
Comment 32 of 717, added on February 26th, 2005 at 2:09 PM.

this poem said a lot to me, maybe it could have helped you too...the book
the outsiders was the saddest book i was liek in love with dally and i was
so sad when he died but it was a brilliant idea of his that he died like
that...what a way to go

christy from Argentina
Comment 31 of 717, added on February 14th, 2005 at 9:22 PM.

"Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost is an awesome poem. i'm not too big
on poetry, but i loved this one. we read the book and watched the movie
"The Outsiders" last year in English class, (which is by far the best book
i have ever read for school, and a great book in general) and this year as
a freshmen, we have to do a poetry project. i chose this poem and by
reading other people's comments on here, i understand it even better.
"Nothing Gold Can Stay" says that as much as you try to hold on to
something, it won't last forever.. and i guess it may not seem like it, but
thats a good thing, because if everything stayed "gold" all the time, we
wouldn't appreciate it as much. a person's youth is like gold, and you only
live once, seize the dayand grasp all the opportunities you can because
they won't be there for long. this poem applies to nature as written in the
lines of the poem, but it also has a deeper meaning and applies to life in
general. "Stay gold, Ponyboy" "Like the way you dig sunsets, Pony, thats
gold, keep it that way. It's a good way to be."

Jessica from United States
Comment 30 of 717, added on January 31st, 2005 at 6:44 PM.

this is a good poem mr.frost.....u hav some great taltnt thr i wish i could
do wut u do.....it is ppl like u that make me feel like life is worth it i
reli like the work tHAT U DO it is fantastic.....i'll try to take ur place
one day......i will try to do the same work that u do......peace out

Comment 29 of 717, added on January 31st, 2005 at 10:27 AM.

This poem is the best one i have ever read it is great!! Robeert yu are
excellent at this stuff i could never right something liike thiss great

laurenn from Canada
Comment 28 of 717, added on January 29th, 2005 at 6:46 PM.

I was assigned to read "The Outsiders" for a Language project. Part of my
project was to create my way of explaining how "Nothing Gold Can Stay". I'm
not the type of person who digs reading, but when I picked up the outsiders
and started reading as the first line said "When I stepped out of the
bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had two things on
my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home", I knew I was going to love this
book. When I first read the poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay" I thought it was
great but didnít quit understand it, and creating my own Nothing Can Gold
Stay poem was challenging, but then I compared it to my life, and what I'm
going throw, even though Iím 13 going on 14, I was amazed on what the poem
meant. Robert Frost was explaining that your youth/teen is your golden
years. As harsh as it may be with friends, parents, some one so important
to your life, now is the time to experience new things, learn to do what
right, and as much as you try to hold on, it wonít last forever. Thatís why
"Eden sank to grief", meaning years pass by and you canít control what
happens, but only control your memories. I might have skipped a lot of the
poem, but each person has a different side of view on it. Yet I donít know
how I should create my own "Nothing Gold Can Stay" poem, but at least I
understand the message and the concept of the poem written by Robert Frost.
Overall I think it's an amazing poem and I'm inspired :) I havenít seen the
movie yet, but ill be seeing it in class, I bet I will cry while watching
the movie...:( but the book is create, even if written at the age of 16 by
Susan Eloise Hinton (Y)

Do it for Johnny, do it for Johnny from Canada

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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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