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Analysis and comments on Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost

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Comment 23 of 723, added on January 12th, 2005 at 6:56 PM.

I have read The Outsiders book 6 times and it is truly amazing. When I saw
the poem for the first time, I didn't quite know what it meant, just like
Ponyboy. When I saw the movie I began to realize exactly what Robert Frost
meant. He meant exactly what Johnny said in the note. That we are gold
when we are kids and everything seems new. Like the way Ponyboy digs
sunsets. Thats what Johnny said is gold. he also said that he should keep
it that way cause its a good way to be. At the realization of this poem I
cried knowing that kids like the outsiders are wonderful kids but just
unfortunate to have that type of life. This is a very good example for
kids in their teenage years like me.

Lizzie
Comment 22 of 723, added on December 7th, 2004 at 12:24 AM.

I love this poem! It reminds me that anyhting that is good and true can not
stay in one place forever, but that it will be back some day, just not for
a while!

Krystle from United States
Comment 21 of 723, added on December 6th, 2004 at 6:15 PM.

i am a huge outsiders fan and when i heard this poem i loved it and in the
outsiders two bit played by emilio esteves was really funny and soda pop
was the best looking

lala from Chile
Comment 20 of 723, 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 723, 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 723, 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
stay"

Melissa from United States
Comment 17 of 723, 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 723, 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 723, 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 723, 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

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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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