Saturday, 6 June 2009

Reading Robert Frost(2)

(photo) everyone has some reasons for being what he is, in Matsudo, Chiba prefecture, Japan

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.

I guess the poem expresses the dawn in the early spring. In this moment, the first green is coloured gold and the early leaf looks like a flower. I think the author has fine sensibility to the nature. But he seems to be sad because the moment is so short. Nothing gold can stay. Our lives are also short like the gold appearing in the dawn. But I like his thought 'nothing gold can stay.' It means something gold can't stay but it appears in the world again and again. I think our lives are also something gold in this sense.

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