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Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost


"Nothing Gold Can Stay" is a poem written by Robert Frost. The poem is about how something good never stays that way for too long and it quickly fades away.

This poem is written as one stanza and is in rhyming couplets.


Nothing Gold Can Stay

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.

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