First Day of Spring 2019

My favorite poet is Robert Frost, and while I do not have a favorite Frost poem, I do have ones that I particularly enjoy every season.  Today is the first day of Spring 2019!  When I searched for the text of my favorite spring time poem, I was delighted to read that it was published in 1923 and I can copy it in full here since it went into the public domain (after 95 years) in the United States on January 1, 2019.

This is one of Frost’s shortest poems and I hope you enjoy it and enjoy this wonderful time of year.

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.