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Robert Frost Poem

Nature's first green is gold-
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf a flower...
But only so an hour-
Then leaf subsides to leaf-
So Eden sank in grief-
So dawn goes down to day....
No, nothing GOLD can stay.

*feels sad*
TheChurchLady TheChurchLady 46-50, F 22 Responses Jun 16, 2012

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What a great poem! Once in a while, those type of thoughts come to me, but I've decided not to die... ever!

how do you plan on avoiding the inevitable? I'm looking forward to death....in a way...a big mystery

I've already been clinically dead once... I don't remember a thing!

But also joy:

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.

A-W-E-S-O-M-E

Good stuff

And the mighty river pours through the narrow rocks where the air is filled with oxygen amongst the oak forest as the peat filled waters flow to the widening river as they flow to the sea
(The Strid, Upper Wharfedale)

I'm flabbergasted no one has mentioned "Fire and Ice"

One of ny FAVES

speaking as a former fire fighter who has fought blazes in very cold conditions, on one hand water freezes in the hoses and secondly, before it hits the fire it evaporates. (Barn fires)

Very good.....

nice poem.......i don't think i have ever seen that one by him...

robert frost my fav

i like this peom

Frost has always been one of my favorites. So much feeling in just a few lines, Incredible Churchy.

I learned to like Frost more as I got older. One of his best "Stopping By a Snowy Woods?

I agree. I can recite it from memory. =)

I have A E Houseman's "To an Athlete Dying Young" down. People always seem to miss the meaning on that one.
Enjoy the poetry.

I like Houseman' s " When I was one and twenty"
what's it called?

Houseman is good also. I think that was the title. He wasn't a great lover of women..not for what people think. They reminded him of his own mortality.

Shell Silverstein, another great Poet!

He wrote Johnny Cash's "A Boy Named Sue" I taught him but never got into him much. Don't know why, just didn't. Have fun.

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Love this! :)

awesome :D luv Frost!

One sometimes forgets - it's good to be reminded. Thanks.

Well, all that I can say to that is<br />
<br />
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,<br />
And sorry I could not travel both<br />
And be one traveler, long I stood<br />
And looked down one as far as I could<br />
To where it bent in the undergrowth;<br />
<br />
Then took the other, as just as fair,<br />
And having perhaps the better claim<br />
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,<br />
Though as for that the passing there<br />
Had worn them really about the same,<br />
<br />
And both that morning equally lay<br />
In leaves no step had trodden black.<br />
Oh, I marked the first for another day!<br />
Yet knowing how way leads on to way<br />
I doubted if I should ever come back.<br />
<br />
I shall be telling this with a sigh<br />
Somewhere ages and ages hence:<br />
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,<br />
I took the one less traveled by,<br />
And that has made all the difference<br />
<br />
I like poetry, too and Robert Frost is truly a poet!

aha very clever lol although I do prefer the first poem I remember really liking this one when we studied it in Yr 11 English.

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I
I took them both.

--E. Schroedinger.

Why dont you just split...Oh, you did!

Love that poem.

Ohh. I love Frost! Always one of my favorites. The path less traveled..is that rihht? I love that one..

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,<br />
And sorry I could not travel both<br />
And be one traveler, long I stood<br />
And looked down one as far as I could<br />
To where it bent in the undergrowth;<br />
<br />
Then took the other, as just as fair,<br />
And having perhaps the better claim<br />
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,<br />
Though as for that the passing there<br />
Had worn them really about the same,<br />
<br />
And both that morning equally lay<br />
In leaves no step had trodden black.<br />
Oh, I marked the first for another day!<br />
Yet knowing how way leads on to way<br />
I doubted if I should ever come back.<br />
<br />
I shall be telling this with a sigh<br />
Somewhere ages and ages hence:<br />
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,<br />
I took the one less traveled by,<br />
And that has made all the difference.

Another one of my faves....! :)

I am an aficionado of great poets!

SHOW OFF

*does double backward flip*

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Learned about Frost again this year from my child. I had forgotten how emotive his poetry can be. Thanks. Gotta go look up " emotive" now.......

Very good. I used that at a funeral once

*wipes away tear*