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Analysis and comments on Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost

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Comment 20 of 720, added on December 2nd, 2004 at 7:39 PM.

I love this poem like every one said. I read this poem in the book "OUT
SIDERS". Its a good book to read. the poem discribes how the most beautiful
features of nature are the shortest lived. This poem applies to nature as
can be seen in the lines, but also to life in general. It describes the
ups and downs in life pretty well. Everything changes and you can't do
anthing to change it. Learn to live when your life change!!!

C.mAyA from United States
Comment 19 of 720, added on November 25th, 2004 at 8:16 AM.

I also came acroos this poem in the Outsiders, and I must admit, I was
quite charmed by the truth being told in a form of utter simplicity.

kgirl_878 from Canada
Comment 18 of 720, added on November 24th, 2004 at 2:26 PM.

"Nothing Gold can stay" everyone wants to have or be apart of something
great. Then when you finally get what you want you are dellusioned to
beliving it is yours forver. But nothing is ever truly yours- all life
belongs to god. You have to be thankful for everytihng you have because it
can be taken away at any moment. Live life like it is your last day on this
earth because something great won't last a life times"Nothing Gold can

Melissa from United States
Comment 17 of 720, added on November 21st, 2004 at 1:52 PM.

The first time i came across this poem was in high school. the teacher gave
us this book to read called the Outsiders. really was not much into the
book until she made me do a complex report on it. after that i was totally
wowed! the poem came into nice contex with the book...i was about 14 and
while growing up and loosing my innocence and my youth the poem made more
and more sence to me. i realized that my innocence is my 'gold' and i will
loose it,it is an enevatable change. im 21 now still changeing and still
looking to my poem to ashure myself that the change is ok.
the second time i came accross this poem was in a garfield cartoon, but
i was proud i know it would have reached someone else.

Blaine from Trinidad and Tobago, Republic
Comment 16 of 720, added on November 18th, 2004 at 3:52 PM.

i think this poem is beatuiful...it has so many meanings to it... i think
it means everything is good but nothing can stay the same!!!!! life
changes..we have a circle we live in its the circle of life and everthing
changes as life goes on!!!

johnna from Canada
Comment 15 of 720, added on November 18th, 2004 at 9:28 AM.

i read the outsiders yesterday and i found myself reading a
poem....wierd..yet this poem has become my favorite of all.

chris from United States
Comment 14 of 720, added on November 17th, 2004 at 11:13 PM.

I love this poem, it's one of my favorites. And it means so much. It's a
feeling I'm familiar with; good things ending. And I loved how it was put
in the outsiders. "Stay gold, Ponyboy" & "Like the way you dig sunsets,
Pony, that's gold, keep it that way. It's a good way to be." That is so
true. And not just people are gold, but things, and feelings, everything.
It's depressing, but it seems that all good things end. Sigh. It was
written so well, I am jealous. Great poem.

Stephanie from United States
Comment 13 of 720, added on November 17th, 2004 at 6:17 PM.

i love robert frost & the outsiders
i just got XstaygoldX tattooed on my chest and i fn love it

k a r i from United States
Comment 12 of 720, added on November 16th, 2004 at 9:53 AM.

I think this poem is so well loved by young and old alike because it can be
applied to any situation in life. Young adults can appreciate the turning
of something special into something ordinary, While adults can identify
with the purpose of the "green" or everyday. If everything stayed gold,
would we appreciate it? I think the fact that it is short lived and
vanishing is what makes it so magnificent.

Rebecca from United States
Comment 11 of 720, added on November 16th, 2004 at 9:50 AM.

Robert Frost is such a great poet!! I love his work so much. I first heard
this poem "Nothing gold can stay" from my favorite movie The Outsiders.
This poem is so beautiful.

Jessica 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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