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Analysis and comments on Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost

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Comment 40 of 760, added on March 2nd, 2005 at 8:16 AM.

THis is one of the poems i came across while reading The Outsiders, which
is one of my favourite book. This poem "Nothing gold can stay", reminds me
of something i love and is precious to me but i cannot keep it for long. I
like this poem a ;lot, not only does it it portraits something that happens
to everyone in life, which unable to grasp on to something they love for
long, this poem is also very meaningful and has lots of meanings in it. I
strongly encourage others to read this poem...

Eric of 2E4, ZHSS from Singapore
Comment 39 of 760, added on March 2nd, 2005 at 7:12 AM.

i think that this poem is very 'not' superficial as if u take a closer look
and take time to understand the poem and with the help of our ppl comment
or understanding of the poem, it give u a sense that not every thing is the
same under every ppl's eyes and also i think that the poem really shows
that we must chirish each and everyone in our life (even ppl that we think
we hate think they r irrtating or just don't like his/her face) as nothing
'gold' can stay e.g. friendship etc. and it is also the hardest hue to hold
meaning that like friendship it is very difficult to substain as friends
will somehow quarrel with 1 another sometime over trival matter and we need
to 'yi ren rang yi bu' so that we won't quarral over the slightest thing.

KC (29) 2e4 ZHSS from Singapore
Comment 38 of 760, added on March 2nd, 2005 at 7:05 AM.

Nothing good can stays forever.We must cherish the things that we have now
and appreciate it.I also learnt that we should make the best of what we

Teh Hui Ping from Singapore
Comment 37 of 760, 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 760, 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 760, 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 760, 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 760, 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 760, 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 760, 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

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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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