Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost

Robert Frost’s famous poem admirably envideoed by film student Jon Mitchell. Since it’s out of copyright, here’s the text:

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.

There are, as one might easily imagine, skads of Robert Frost videos on the web. The problem is that almost all of them suck.


  1. Reply
    Jessie Carty 3 September, 2009

    a classic! one of my favorites :)
    in a class i taught on poetic closure i used this poem as an example now i could use this vid too!

  2. Reply
    Bluegrass Poet 3 September, 2009

    I love trout lilies. I love water running over rocks. I like this poem. But I think the video, which is gorgeous and quite dramatic, gets between me and the poem, which is quiet and elegiac.

    Just an old poop,I guess.

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