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, 1923
From S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders
Johnny: It’s like the mist is what’s pretty, ya know? All gold and silver.
Johnny: Too bad it can’t stay like that all the time.
Ponyboy: Nothing gold can stay.
Johnny’s last lines to Ponyboy: Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold.
WE LOVE YOU CHRIS
4 responses to “Stay Gold, Ponyboy”
Love this, love you.
like so much of what Chris is about, it resonates at a very deep level.
With gratitude and respect.
Chris’ Uncle Dan
I never knew Chris… I’m merely a fan… but everything I’ve ever heard about him makes me wish I knew him. In a very superficial and not really knowing way other than his music, I love Chris.