30 October 2010

Nothing Gold Can Stay - SOOC

Nothing Gold Can Stay
by Robert Frost

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.

Many many years ago an ancestor on my grandfather's side of the family was friends with Robert Frost who gave this man a book of his poetry.  It stayed in the family and was passed down to my grandfather.  Sadly, about 50 years ago a fire encompassed their farm home and all was lost, no casualties, but the book went the way of the house.  So sad, it would be such a treasure indeed.

This photo was taken early October in my yard.  This I am contributing to SOOC.  See more Straight Out of the Camera shots here:  http://www.murrieta365.com/search/label/SOOC%20Sunday


Rambling Woods said...

Oh my goodness...that was loss. Thank goodness we have his works to enjoy...perfect to go with the photo....Michelle

Karen said...

What a shame the family lost the book, but what a story to pass on to the next generation, anyway! Love the photo, too.

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

Simple leaves.
But,....what is life?Simplicity!
Great Shot

Dear Shirley, Thanks for your comment
nice sunday

EG Wow said...

How very cool that someone in your fmily knew Robert Frost!

Johnny Nutcase said...

that is sad, but a good story and memory! Love those fall leaves, perfect for the poem.

Anonymous said...

I like this shot Shirley. The mood and the colors are wonderful. So are Robert Frost's words. I believe my wife's great aunt (she passed away a few years ago at 99) was a friend of Robert Frost. Her name was Eileen O'Reilly. Eileen was career army. She was Douglas MacArthur's secretary during WWII.

THanks for dropping by. I went back to the same spot for a color shot and didn't like it. No magic that day I guess.


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