“Nothing Gold Can Stay”
Robert Frost is a much acknowledged American poet for writing many inspirational poems such as “Nothing Gold Can Stay”. In the poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay” Robert Frost explains that life is too short and we should all live it to the very fullest because we never know when our life will come to an end. Eventually one day we will die but our generation will continue, our kids will have kids, and their kids will have kids. Same as in nature, for example when one leaf dies another one will blossom and take its place. Frosts interprets this in lines 5-7 “Then leaf subsides to leaf, So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day.” Frost uses a leaf, the Garden of Eden and the transition of dawn to day as symbols to show how time flies by.
Nature can never stay green, flowers die, leaves die, and animals die. When they die another one takes its place and then that one dies too and another one takes its place. In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve both ate the apple that wasn’t supposed to be eaten and they came to see that they were naked and all the innocence came to an end. Day and night come and go every day. Everything is a cycle. All these symbols symbolize life. Life is the most valuable thing a human being can have. Being that life is the most valuable thing we have; we must cherish it and live it to the fullest.