Stay Gold, Ponyboy

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.

Ponyboy: Hmm

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.

Logan Kroeber




Filed under images, notes from nikki, tributes, words

4 responses to “Stay Gold, Ponyboy

  1. Rena Nicole

    Love this, love you.

  2. Dan Cherwoniak

    like so much of what Chris is about, it resonates at a very deep level.
    With gratitude and respect.
    Chris’ Uncle Dan

  3. 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.

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