Nothing Gold Can Stay

beech tree 11_3_13

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.

 

Poem by Robert Frost , published in the Yale Review, October 1923

Photo- Beech trees by Dorotockey’s Run, end of First St., HP, Nov 3, 2013 MASyellow beech leaves 11_3_13

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