Saturday, May 02, 2009

Three Points and a Poem

April was poetry month. Darn, late again. Oh well.

Someplace in my recent travels I saw, or heard, this Robert Frost poem and, Spring having finally truly reached these northern climes, these lines have been repeating in my head.

I visited Robert Frost last fall at his current earthly abode, under a stone in a churchyard in Bennington, Vermont. I suppose this illustrates the point he was making in this poem... Or, perhaps we should focus on the time that the first green is actually with us and not on its fated departure.

(I don't actually have two other points to make now -- I have to plant all these seeds I bought weeks ago, but here's the poem).

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.

Robert Frost

Here's a little of nature's first green outside the door of the Last House (all taken about 20 minutes ago at about 6:30 PM EST...)


Anonymous said...

hmmm - one of my fav frost's poems to.
love his wife's first name, the spelling.
during visit to vermont two weeks ago i got sister in montpelier tuned in & buying transfer ware. love helping others spend their money!

KSV Woolfoot said...

Hi Deborah- Glad to hear you made out to the far east. I hope you had a great time here. Was it still snowing? On the transferware front, I saw you left another comment asking about the TCC. There's a link to their website on my sidebar. I am not sure where the club is physically located, if that's what you are wondering. I gather it's an American organization, though.

R. Sherman said...

It always amazes me to wake up one morning in April every year to see that all the trees have sprouted and things are green again.


Edelweiss Transplanted said...

Spring lasts approximately 10 minutes here in northern Virginia (as opposed to broiling hot summer, which lasts blankety-blank forever), so I am enjoying getting a few extra breaths of it from your lovely photos. Love the one of the Frost gravestone also -- quite a character, that one.

KSV Woolfoot said...

Hey R - Every day is bringing big changes. The best three weeks of the year are now upon us here.

Hi ET - Nice to hear from you. Thanks for the kind words. You are welcome anytime.

gaf85 said...

Very big fan of Mr. Frost.