In A Nutshell

Remember this poem? I remember first learning it in 7th grade, when reading The Outsiders. And I loved it. Memorized it.

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.



Dree said...

It is such a beautiful poem!

Allison said...

SO gorgeous. I just read it over about 3 more times... I love it. Was it in The Outsiders? Do you know the author of the poem?

Kell said...

Allison, I love it! It gets me every time. I haven't read the book in a long time, but it was. I think it first comes up when Ponyboy and his friend run away? The author is Robert Frost!

samnhal said...

I never read the Outsiders, so I've never heard that poem before. It reminds me of Lord of the Rings when it says all that is gold does not glitter. I just looked it up, this one:
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king

That picture is beautiful by the way

Sam said...

Beautiful poem! I've never heard of it.

Sam said...

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